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Turkish rule – History of Ohrid

Turkish rule – History of Ohrid

The exact date of Ohrid’s fall under the Turkish rule cannot be determined accurately. However, the inscription in the church St. Ilija, located in the village of Elsani in the Ohrid region dating back from 1408 is considered to be accurate evidence of the presence of the Turks.

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Early medieval culture in Ohrid – History of Ohrid

Early medieval culture in Ohrid – History of Ohrid

During the Turkish rule in Ohrid, many of the Christian churches were converted into mosques. It is estimated that these churches were demolished in the course of XV century. In that period Clement’s church, St. Pantheleimon was destroyed and on its ruins a mosque was erected.

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Samuel’s Empire – History of Ohrid

Samuel’s Empire – History of Ohrid

The Ohrid Church became a tool of the Byzantine Empire for maintaining their rule over the Macedonians. During the reign of Vasileus II Ohrid Archiepiscopate consisted of 32 eparchies. At the end of XI century the number of eparchies was reduced to 26.

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Monuments of Culture – History of Ohrid

Monuments of Culture – History of Ohrid

A polyconched church from the early Christian period is located north from the Monastery of St. Clement’s compound. Its monumentality, architecture and splendid mosaics distinct it from all discovered Early Christian basilicas in the region of Ohrid. It is unknown to whom it was devoted.

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