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Macedonia

UNESCO World Heritage

Macedonia, Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, September 28, 2013 at 10:04:59

Location Ohrid (municipality), Macedonia
Coordinates N41 7 5.016 E20 48 47.988
Property 83,350 ha
Date of Inscription 1979

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/99 )

Situated on the shores of Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid is one of the oldest human settlements in Europe. Built mainly between the 7th and 19th centuries, it has the oldest Slav monastery (St Pantelejmon) and more than 800 Byzantine-style icons dating from the 11th to the end of the 14th century. After those of the Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow, this is considered to be the most important collection of icons in the world.

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