Is town in Pirot district, in south Serbia, also near Niš. Bela Palanka is located at the foot of Suva and Stara Planina .It is important because in Roman time it was Remessiana. Today, as in past, it is a link between the East and the West.
History of Bela Palanka
In IV century, during emperor Trajan, it got status of the City as center of the churc in that area. There are still ruins of that time that can be seen by tourists. In that time Bela Palanka was border territory. When Romans conquered it, they named it Moesia teritory, and City of Remessiana.
Importance of Remessiana was important because of Via Militaris It is thought than Bela Palanka was founded by Celts in almost 300 b.s. In Roman maps and itinerary this city was mentioned as center od Meseisa.
Archeological exploration or Remessiana started in the end of 19th century. And after that, more detailed after WWII.
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