Tauresium is an archaeological site in North Macedonia, best known as the birthplace of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I (ca. 482) and King Theodahad of the Ostrogoths (480).

Tauresium and the castle Baderiana were destroyed in an earthquake in 518 and the epicentre of the earthquake was in the nearby city of Skupi. As a gesture of gratitude to his birthplace, Justinian I rebuilt the city. According to the excavations that have been done so far, it is estimated that the oldest parts of Tauresium date from the 4th century and this oldest part is a castle with four towers known as Tetrapirgia.



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Founded: 4th century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in North Macedonia

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Zoran Trpevski (4 years ago)
Interesno ??
Nenad Pivko (5 years ago)
For those who have not visited this place, I recommend visiting it immediately, to experience the beauty and the view that the place has to offer. I hope in the future that it will have a special character in the Skopje region as cultural monuments.
Darko (6 years ago)
Tauresium is the birthplace of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I (483) and King Theodahad of the Ostrogoths
Деница Шереметова (7 years ago)
The place is not particularly well maintained. Nothing has been restored. There are signs here and there, but there are none at the last turn! In fact, the path leading to the excavations is directly opposite the church. You cannot go with an ordinary car, possibly with a jeep. Otherwise, it is no more than 10 minutes on foot. It is suitable for children. There is nothing dangerous. There are no information signs, what the "spectator" sees.
Marija Velkovska (7 years ago)
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