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Museums Worth-Visiting in Gjirokastra
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Museums Worth-Visiting in Gjirokastra

TIRANA, 9 September Gjirokastra, in southern Albania, is an old city rich in culture, and history. It is mostly known as the city of cobbled-streets, castle or for its bazaar, but Gjirokastra has many museums too, worth-visiting. You could have a tour in the Museum of Weapons, where are displayed arms since the Age of...

Skanderbeg’s Castle in Rodoni Cape to Undergo Restoration
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Skanderbeg’s Castle in Rodoni Cape to Undergo Restoration

TIRANA, June 11 Skanderbeg’s Castle at Rodon Cape, 58 km away from Tirana, will undergo a restoration project. The Institute of Cultural Monuments (IMK) drafted a project that received approval by the National Restoration Council. The plan consists of conservation and restoration works. Skenderbeu’s Castle is located at Rodoni Cape, 58 km away from Tirana,...

Experts Restore 10 Icons at Korca’s Medieval Museum
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Experts Restore 10 Icons at Korca’s Medieval Museum

TIRANA, April 8 Ten valuable byzantine-style icons have been restored recently by expert restorers at the Museum of Medieval Art in Korca. Among them are ‘Raising of Lazarus’, St. George of Ioannina, St. Mary, etc. The icons were restored at the premises on the museum lab. The conservation and promotion of our cultural heritage is...

Albania through the Eyes of Edward Lear
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Albania through the Eyes of Edward Lear

TIRANA, January 29 ‘Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania &c’ is one of the most notable illustrated travel books by English painter, writer, and poet Edward Lear. He was a passionate painter and started drawing at the age of 16. Thus, he became the leading natural artists in Britain at the time with a...