MEDIEVAL CHURCH FOUND IN STIP
Three-month archaeological excavations of the medieval fortress, Isar, overlooking Stip have given initial results. Wall canvasses on the acropolis have been determined, and an internal tower in the central part of the fortress has been found. Furthermore, the south defensive tower in the fortress wall has been located.
The findings also include ceramic material, a small one-nave church with graves around and some bones of former inhabitants of the fortress within.
Archaeologist Zvonko Beldedovski of the Stip Institute for Protection of Culture and Museum Stip, the head of the project involving 10 archaeologists and sixty workers, says new findings will shed light on organization of life in the medieval fortress in different periods of its existence.