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02/12/2007
Disymoteicho


Didymoteicho was built in the 8th-9th centuries on a rocky hill next to Erythropotamos river and is the biggest well-preserved Byzantine city in Greek Thrace. The city is considered to have succeeded, in some way, the ancient city of Plotinopolis, which was refortified, like Didymoteicho, by emperor Justinian. The name “Didymoteicho” probably signifies the two fortified cities lying opposite to each other, like twin towers.

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02/12/2007
Plotinopolis


Plotinopolis was founded in the early 2nd century AD by the Roman emperor Trajan (98-117 AD) in honour of his wife Arista Plotina. The excavation research unearthed a stone monumental base, or crepis of a Roman building dating to the 2nd century AD, mosaic floors and a well deposit that served for the water supply of the city.

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