SCUPI THE HISTORY OF THE CITY The history of Scupi speaks little and insufficient, more information can be acquired only from the archeological researches, for which certain hints already exist. The archeological excavations have confirmed that the Roman city of Scupi was erected on the southern and western slopes, mostly in the foothill and the valley under Zlokucani Fortress hill, on whose top was an old acropolis. The city had a very good location and to a large extent fulfilled the conditions for erecting an Antique city, which in that time were set by the renowned architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio. At its peak, covered approximately 45 hectares of area. The first significant date in the history of Scupi was the year 168 B.C. when Romans came to rule this territory, the Scupi became a colony where deserving veterans were settled, mostly veterans of the 7 th legion of Claudius. From the tombstones we know that the territory of Scupi was settled by veterans of other legions, as well: V Macedonica, III Italica, IV Macedonica ala Flavia, XIII Gemina, IV Scythica. The veterans of the Roman legions came from the different parts of the Roman Empire, from northern Italy, Spain, Syria, Dalmatia, Istria, Asia Minor etc. The colony was founded in the time of the Flavius dynasty; according to the inscription with the abbreviations Col(oniae) F(laviae) F(elix) D(omitiana), it was assumed that it was the time of the Emperor Domitian (84 -85 A.D.). We must also point out that we know very little about Scupi before its becoming a colony, although this beginning raises the question of camp, but this question has not been precisely answered because it depends on researches of wider scope. One of the possible hints is the shape of the city ramparts, which certainly date from the early period. Today we assume that the city had been built by a plan ever since it became a colony in the time of the Flavius. The answering of the question of the city scopes and borders was followed by the discovering of the objects and by determining their plan and arrangement inside the interior urbanity structure. According to the geographic position, the orientation of the city is in the direction northeast-southwest. The Romans located the town by important antic roads that connected the Aegean Sea with central Europe, Thrace with Adriatic coast.