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‘Ohrid - Sveti Kliment Church at Plaošnik’


The church of Sveti Kliment (St. Clement) and Panteleimon is a replica of the old church of St. Panteleimon, built by Kliment of Ohrid in 863 and demolished by the Ottomans.
Plaošnik is the name of the archaeological site in Ohrid.

Apart from the old church's many reconstructions during the Ottoman Empire, it has since 2000 undergone extensive reconstruction and excavation. The church was completed in 2002.

In the 9th century the original church was built by Kliment on the ruins of the early 5th-century basilica at Plaošnik.
After his dead in 916 Kliment was buried in the church.
In recent years about 150 graves have been found. During Kliment’s time the church was also a hospital.

In the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries, the church was repeatedly renovated and enlarged.
However, during the Ottoman time it was transformed into a mosque.
Even before the end of the Ottoman Empire, the mosque was destroyed.
A legend says that Kliment’s monastery and his tomb were all that remained at Plaošnik.

Excavations started in 1943 and the foundations of the church, the basilica and the tomb were found. Excavations still continue.
The site of the excavations is on the other side of the church you see in my main photo.
Actually you see the back of the church. But I had a better light there to show the building. You can see the front in the WS.

Most of this information comes from The Bradt Travel Guide – Macedonia,
supplemented with information from https://religiana.com/church-st-clement-and-panteleimon-ohrid and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Saints_Clement_and_Panteleimon

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6799 W: 24 N: 16063] (62920)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2018-07-16
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  • Date Submitted: 2022-02-07 23:54
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