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Λύχνιδος), more rarely Lychnidium (Λυχνίδιον) or Lychnis (Λυχνίς). The ancient capital of the Dessaretii in the interior of Illyricum, situated on a height on the northern bank of Lake Lychnitis. In the Middle Ages it was the residence of the Bulgarian kings. The modern name is Achrita.

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