Information about Heraclea Sintica

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The Hellenistic and Roman city of Heraclea Sintica is located near the city of Petrich (SW corner of Bulgaria) which is situated 180 km south of Sofia (Bulgaria) and 130 km north of Thessaloniki (Greece). Heraclea Sintica was founded as a Macedonian colony in the second half of 4th c. BC. It was the main settlement of the Middle Struma (ancient Strymon) River region till the end of 4th c. AD. Since 2007 systematic archaeological excavations have been carried out.

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