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Coordinates: 43°13′4.8″N 22°18′26.78″E / 43.218000°N 22.3074389°E / 43.218000; 22.3074389

Basilica Apse under excavation in Remesiana. Basilica is found under modern residential building.

Remesiana was an ancient Roman city built after the Roman conquest of Moesia, in the area of the town Aiadava. It is located around and under the modern city of Bela Palanka, Serbia.

It was built on the route of ancient Via Militaris road between Naissus and Serdica.

Remesiana was declared an Archaeological Sites of Great Importance in 1987, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia.


Emperor Justinian had following strongholds in the district of Remesiana:

Brittura, Subaras, Lamponiana, Stronges, Dalmatas, Primiana, Phrerraria, Topera, Tomes, Cuas, Tzertzenutzas, Stens, Aeadaba, Destreba, Pretzouries, Cumudeba, Deurias, Lutzolo, Rhepordenes, Spelonca, Scumbro, Briparo, Tulcoburgo, Longiana, Lupophantana, Dardapara, Burdomina, Grinciapana, Graecus, Drasimarca

Site of the Assembly[edit]

Austrian historian Karl Patsch's opinion that the Assembly of the province Moesia Superior sat at Remesiana, based upon the fact that some inscriptions were discovered, "inaugurated between 202 and 209 by Ulpiana in honour of Septimius Severus and Julia Augusta,"[1] is not correct.

Septimius Severus[edit]

One can see in a recently discovered inscription of identical content[2] that these inscriptions were inaugurated in 202. However, that year Septimius Severus returned from the east to Rome and probably passed through Remesiana and on that occasion the inscriptions were inaugurated.

Remesiana is a Roman Catholic titular See.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ CIL III 1685, 1686 and 1688 = 8257
  2. ^ Vulich, Ancient Monuments of our country, Spomenik XCVIII, 1941 - 1948, 3, No. 4
  3. ^ Remesiana - Catholic Encyclopedia