ANCIENT TOWN OF ANTIGONEA?
Some massive 100 meter long walls, at places two meters thick were unearthed near Negotino and have made Macedonian archaeologists to believe that they
have found the ancient town of Antigonea, third century BC.
They say that ethics still does not allow them to definitely state the discovery until they find a written
proof that Antigonea was located in the place of Gradiste near Negotino, along the Vardar River.
“We found 100 meters of the wall. The older part of stone and mud were erected in the Hellenic period, and the upper layers were up-built under the Romans when they attached the stones with mortar", said archaeologist Kiro Angelovski,
custodian counsellor at the Museum in Negotino and head of the excavations.
Archaeologists of the Museum in Negotino and the National Museum of Macedonia worked on the site between early August untill late September.
So far, the walls are the most sizable indicator that Antigonea was located at Gradiste in Negotino. The archaeologists support this thesis with many
findings at the “economic” facility near the hill where the suburban part of the ancient town was located.
MD: Recently we said that there were found archeologic treasures everyday. And again something new is discovered, this is very interesting! Who knows
what else is lying under the Macedonian soil.