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Ohrid
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Ohrid

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Country: Macedonia
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Situated on the shores of Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid is one of the oldest human settlements in Europe. Built mainly between the 7th and 19th centuries, it has the oldest Slav monastery (St Pantelejmon) and more than 800 Byzantine-style icons dating from the 11th to the end of the 14th century. After those of the Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow, this is considered to be the most important collection of icons in the world
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Ohrid", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.