Culture

Subject:
World heritage

Butrint

Butrint

Share this content:
 
Language(s): English

Summary/Historical Context

Related material that you
may also like:
Historic sites Opens in new window
Archaeology Opens in new window

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.


on this subject: Butrint (whc.unesco.org)

Place/region Albania, Europe
Published in:


Find Content
(OPTIONAL) Only in:
Films
Audio recordings
OR:
Search by name of country or region
Features