Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Butrint, Albania

Before we arrived Gjirokaster, we made a stop at Butrint.  This is a ruin and is a UNISCO World Heritage Site.  Inhabited since prehistoric times, Butrint was the site of a Greek colony, a Roman city, and a bishopric of the Byzantine Empire, then a brief occupation by the Venetians.   The city was abandoned in the late Middle Ages. 

We did a walk through of the ruins.  All the past glory is now for us to wonder.

 A Venetian tower of 16th century date, built to protect the fisheries. In front of the tower was the remains of Roman bath from 2nd century AD.

 The theater:
 Remain of part of a Roman bath:


 Once a bacilli ca:
 A piece of the wall of the fortress:

 The Lion Gate.  The legend says that those who built the lion gate were the refugees from the Trojan War

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