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A view from the Kale Castle looking across the Vardar river towards the Skopje city centre. 'Kale' is the Turkish word for fortress and is still in common usage despite the Ottomans leaving over a century ago. Remains of Neolithic settlements have been found on this hill dating back to 4,000 BC.

The remains of the Roman town of Skupi destroyed in a 6th century earthquake can be seen here:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9d/Fortaleza_de_Skopie%2C_Macedonia%2C_2014-04-16%2C_DD_55.JPG/1024px-Fortaleza_de_Skopie%2C_Macedonia%2C_2014-04-16%2C_DD_55.JPG

The rubble from Skupi was used in the construction of the Fortress.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skopje_Fortress

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