Cultural-historical heritage \ Ancient town \ Stip, Macedonia
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Astibo old town
Astibo is the ancient town of Stip, which is mentioned for the first time in the period of antiquity, that occurs in connection with Peonia.
Later it's known as Stipion.
The discovery of the location of the roman city of Astibo, has attracted the attention and caused curiosity of different explorers for a long time.
During history, this name has been mentioned for the first time by antique historiographer Polien, in the 3th century BC, who brings it in connection with the river where Payonic emperors have been crowned. It is presumed that this is river Bregalnica of today. Towards the end of the 4th century, a very important roman settlement has been designated as Astibo, also mentioned in the map of Poytinger as the second station along the Stobi-Pautalija road.