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What did the earth look like four million years ago? Who lived here?

The Old Stone Age began approximately 4.5 million years ago the first human ancestors made their appearance on earth.


This is Ohrid Like - is considered to be the oldest continuously existing lake in Europe with an age of likely three to five million years. It is one of Europe's deepest and oldest lakes, preserving a unique aquatic ecosystem with more than 200 endemic species that is of worldwide importance.


Ohrid Like


The Neolithic Period is part of the late Stone Age. During the Neolithic Period people used stone tools, domesticated plants and animals, and lived in villages.


Hey, where are we now?

We are in Tumba Madzari. Life here was continuously taking place in the period between year 6000 and 4300 BC


This is the Great Mother Goddess, sculpture from the Neolithic Period - 5th millennium B.C. Found at the archeological site Tumba, Madzari.


Tumba Madzari (today north-eastern part of Skopje).


Time is a dimension in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future. Artifacts suggest that the moon was used to reckon time as early as 6,000 years ago I have a question. What about measuring time?

Ancient people observed the movements of the sun, moon, stars, and planets.


Look this is Kokino-Dated around 1800 BC, the Early Bronze Age, NASA declared it to be the fourth oldest observatory in the world. People used special stone markers to track the movement of the Sun and Moon on the eastern horizon.


Kokino


What is this???

This is Bay of the Bones (Ohrid Like) - prehistoric settlement on the water, dating back between 1200 and 700 BC. In ancient times, this settlement had 60 houses and was connected to the shore by the use of a movable bridge.


Bay of the Bones (Ohrid Like)


Oooo this is amazing

Skupi - Antique twin of today’s Skopje. Former settlement of the legions of the Roman emperor Tiberius, which some 2,000 years ago becomes remarkable center with monumental theater. Third Archdiocese after Rome and Constantinople, a place where the emperor Justinian himself was born.


Justinian is sometimes called "The Last of the Romans." History remembers Emperor Justinian for his reorganization of the government of the Roman Empire and his codification of the laws, the Codex Justinianus, in A.D. 534.

Emperor Justinian???


Stobi

Justinijan 1


Ohrid is one of the oldest human settlements in all of Europe. Famous during Byzantine times for its 365 churches, one for each day of the year.


What do you think about little break with ice cream?

Oh, great! I love ice cream!


In the land of sun