Bargala

Nacev, Trajce (2016) Bargala. Other. Cultural Heritage Protection Office, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia.

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Abstract

The city of Bargala is located in the eastern part of the Republic of Macedonia, at the foot of the mountain Plachkovica, on the right bank of the river Kozjachka, in an area suitable for establishing a fortification, near the former Goren Kozjak, in the area of Gradot, at a distance of 2.5 km south of the present-day village of Dolen Kozjak, 13 km northeast of the city of Shtip. The name of the city of Bargala was initially observed on an inscription dating from the year 371, in the area of Hanche, in the village of Karbinci. It was an inscription illustrating a discussion for the establishing of the city gate. In the acts of the Council of Chalcedon from 451, Bargala emerged as an Episcopal centre. The name of the city was also recorded in Hierocles’s Synecdemus, where Bargala belonged to Macedonia Secunda in the late 5th century. The name of Bregalnica refers to the episcopacy, and was recorded in the life of the Holy Fifteen Martyrs of Tiveriopolis. I. Ivanov links it to the city of Bargala and concludes that the river Bregalnica was named after the city of Bargala, which further implies that the episcopacy of Bregalnica emerged as a possible successor to the episcopacy of Bargala. Information regarding the existence of archaeological remains in the city of Bargala was provided by R. Gruikj, in his archaeological and historical notes, S. Mihajlov, in his records of the study of the church Sv. Gjorgji (St. George) in Goren Kozjak and I. Venedikov, in his article Bargala. The Late Antique city and Early Christian episcopal centre of Bargala was registered and ubicated by the academic B. Within the systematic archaeological research conducted by the academic Blaga Aleksova, as well as the archaeologists Zvonko Beldedovski and Trajche Nacev, in the period from 1966 until today, the following buildings have been fully researched: the Episcopium, the north-western and parts of the north-eastern defensive wall, as well as the basilica Extra muros, located outside the city walls. As a result of the unveiling of a new cultural content in the central part of the city, the Early Christian city basilica, which confirms Bargala as the first Episcopal seat in the Bregalnica Basin, was discovered. Aleksova in 1966.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Subjects: Humanities > History and archaeology
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Trajce Nacev
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 11:42
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2017 11:42
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/17046

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