Archaeologists discover ancient settlement in Albania


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A group of Albanian and German archaeologists discovered the ruins of an ancient settlement believed built in the second half of the 6th century BC and inhabited until the 3rd century BC in Divjaka, midwest of Albania, Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA) reported on Sunday.

Archaeologists discover ancient settlement in Albania
Credit: Top Channel Albania

According to ATA, the archaeologists worked for several months in the remains, which are believed to be of residential houses, surrounding walls, and roads.

Manuel Fidler, archaeologist from Berlin University, said that the aim of the project is to create a map of ancient ruins in Albania.

“We are trying to understand who lived here between Apollonia and Dyrrah (aka Durrës, historically known as Epidamnos and Dyrrachium) and who built this settlement. It is the first time that we do research in the area in Divjaka,” said Fidler.

According to Fidler, the remains have a perfect urban organization, where the main road was linked to other 15 smaller ones.

As Divjaka is in a hilly area, the excavations of the ancient settlement will continue during the following months.

Source: Xinhua [September 23, 2018]



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