Olli Thomson
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Albania – Butrint

The ruins of Butrint are found in the far south of Albania near the city of Saranda. Butrint is a UNESCO World Hetiage Site. Here is the UNESCO summary:

Inhabited since prehistoric times, Butrint has been the site of a Greek colony, a Roman city and a bishopric. Following a period of prosperity under Byzantine administration, then a brief occupation by the Venetians, the city was abandoned in the late Middle Ages after marshes formed in the area. The present archaeological site is a repository of ruins representing each period in the city’s development.

Butrint is the best preserved and most extensive ancient archeological site in Albania and the ruins are now part of the Butrint National Park. These pictures were taken in September 2007.

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