Thursday, August 20, 2009

Butrint - Albania

I'm getting unesco cards from some hard-to-get places latelly.... Montenegro, Bosnia, Turkemenistan and now Albania. This is not only a new unesco card but also a new country :D Thanks to "willempie" for offering the card on the "you choose unesco tag".

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

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