Ancient Butrint Ruins
Albania, Butrint

The ancient ruins of Butrint (I thousand l. BC. E.) lie almost on the southern border of the country with Greece, 160 km. south of Tirana, and are considered the pearl of the Adriatic coast. Virgil claimed that the Trojans built Butrint, but no evidence of this was found, although the site was studied in detail by archaeologists. Nevertheless, the locals proudly continue to consider themselves descendants of the glory of Troy. For many centuries since the days of the ancient Greeks, Butrint was a fortified trading city with its own acropolis, the ruins of which can still be visited, in terms and rest houses of the nobility. A little lower than the acropolis, in the thick of the forest, is a theater dating from the 3rd century BC. e. Nearby - public baths with geometric mosaics, and a little deeper in the forest - the wall of the VI century BC. e. with Greek inscriptions and a baptistery decorated with colorful mosaics of animals and birds. Nearby, a large plot is occupied by a triangular fortress, built by the military commander Ali Pasha Tepelena in the 19th century. You can also see the temple of Aesculapius, the Nymphaeum, the Wall of the Cyclopes (IV century BC), the Gate of Lviv, the altar of Dionysus.

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Lion's Gate in Butrint
Lion's Gate in Butrint
Triangular Fortress
Triangular Fortress
Ali Pasha Castle in Butrint
Ali Pasha Castle in Butrint
Archaeological Museum-Reserve Butrint
Archaeological Museum-Reserve Butrint
Monastery in Diaporit
Monastery in Diaporit
Archaic walls
Archaic walls
Hellenistic walls
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