World War II, the Battle of Čegar, and Constantine in Niš

The remains of marble columns at Constantine I's Mediana palace

The remains of marble columns at Constantine I’s Mediana palace

The city of Niš in Serbia is full of tremendous historical sites spanning hundreds of years. The city is the proud birthplace of Roman emperor Constantine I and tourists can visit the 4th century site of Mediana, where the remains of the palace and some churches have been found. Although not extraordinarily impressive on its own, when coupled with a visit to the National Museum in town a visitor can get an impression of what life was like for the Romans.

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