Morodvis Basilica

Morodvis Basilica – Мородвис Базилика (Bazilika)

In the village of Morodvis, about seven kilometers south of Kočani in the foothills of Mount Plačkovica, is the remains of this medieval church, Christian basilica.  The original church is believed to have been built in the 5th century, and is actually the remains of three churches, one built on top of the other, with the latest church being built in the 13th century.

During the Byzantine empire, as part of the town Morobisdon (also Morobizdon), this basilica served as an important Episcopal center, and the area flourished economically because of its strategic location between the Vardar and Strumica rivers and nearby silver mines. Close to 400 graves have been unearthed revealing many offerings made of silver and bronze.1



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