Macedonia

 

  • There are (supposed) parts of the cross on which Jesus was crucified in the foundations of the monasteries of St. Bogodorica Prechista in Kichevo, and St. Jovan Bigorski and St. GeorgijPobedonosec in Debar.
  • According to NASA, Kokino is the fourth oldest astronomic observatory in the world.
  • Ohrid Lake is the oldest and one of the deepest lakes in Europe (max depth 288m or 940ft).
  • It is estimated 4 million years old and has 200 endemic species declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979.
  • Mother Theresa of Calcutta was born in Skopje, Macedonia. Even though she was born in Skopje, she was Albanian by ethnicity at the time of her birth in 1910.