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About the site

Corridor: Via Adriatica
Country: Albania, Butrint
Type: Ancient Site, Historic Town
Epoch: Middle Ages, Antiquity
Theme: Antiquity
World Heritage: Cultural Heritage
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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.


Read more about Butrint at the Unesco World Heritage List.