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Butrint

Butrint is an archeological site in Albania, close to the Greek border.


remains of the chapel

Originally an illyrian town, it was taken by the Romans in 167 BC. It was later occupied by the Byzantine Empire and the republic of Venice, before it was abandoned in the late Middle Ages.

The ruins, excavated after World War II, include an amphitheatre, a Roman bath, a chapel from the 5th century, a basilica from the 6th century, a town gate (called the "Lion Gate"), and a medieval venetian castle from the 14th century, which is a museum today. The remains of Butrint are included in the UNESCO World Heritage.



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