ANGEL WAGENSTEIN
ART IS A WEAPON

5,000 - 10,000 BCE342 BCE852 - 889Ca. 13481492
“The largest and most beautiful of cities”



Plovdiv: Mosque, Roman Theatre and Statue of Phillip II of Macedonia

Wagenstein’s hometown of Plovdiv is built above a Neolithic settlement: traces of human activity from as early as 6,000 BCE make it one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in Europe. Its central plaza featured until 2014 a statue of Philip of Macedon, who conquered this Thracian metropolis in 342 BCE, and re-named it in his own honor Philippopolis. When the Ottoman Empire conquered the city a thousand years later, this became “Filibé.  



 
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