There are many ways to explore Ohrid, to learn about its history and to enjoy all gifts it offers. You might prefer to experience this town more materially – its position at the foot of the Galichitsa Mt., the crystal air, the unrepeatable and unique beauty of the lake, the shops full of irresistible masterpieces of Ohrid craftsmen, tasty food etc. Some people prefer to experience Ohrid spiritually – to immerse into the gloom of its churches and monasteries, where the silence gently pulsates of the liturgies sung during centuries, the frescoes tell stories about born of Christianity, where icons will enchant you with profundity, sadness and eternal love of eyes of Holy Mother and Her Son…
It is up to you to choose. Whatever you decide, enjoy and remember your visit to this special spot on the Earth…
About this cache:Plaoshnik is an archaeological and religious site on the southern part of the hill where the old town of Ohrid is located. Plaoshnik is known as a religious site since the beginning of Christianity. On this place the foundations of great early Christian basilicas and the remains of the Church of St. Panteleimon were discovered.
The church was built by St.Clement in 893 year on the foundation of an early Christian basilica, and dedicated to St.Panteleimon. It was here that the Ohrid Literary School, a center of Slavic literary and cultural activity where it was educated more than 3,500 disciples. St. Clement was buried in this monastery, in the tomb which was built by his own hands.
Plaoshnik ad St. Panteleimon church
After the conquest of the Ottoman Turks, St. Clement’s Church was converted into a mosque, known as the Imaret Mosque, of which only a small enclosure remains.
On Plaoshnik has been discovered the baptistery of the five aisle basilica with hooked crosses (swastikas) on the mosaic floors which date from the period between 4th and 6th century. It is assumed that this early Christian basilica, upon which the Climent’s monastery was built in the 9th century, was dedicated to St. Paul, the apostle. St. Paul preached Christianity in Likhnid (present day Ohrid) in the 1st century A.D.
In 2002 was solemnly consecrated the newly built temple Saints Clement and Panteleimon, which is actually a replica of St. Clement's Church, built on the same foundations.
Recently extensive excavation and reconstruction (replica of mansions) on the locality are undertaken.
The cache is a micro green plastic tube.
Sources: Internet; Photos: Internet, Original (by Galejnik)