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Buthrotum / Butrint
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Buthrotum / Butrint

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Albania
Description:
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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Buthrotum / Butrint", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.