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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...

Govt Grants National Chamber of Handicraft Lek 35.5mln
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Govt Grants National Chamber of Handicraft Lek 35.5mln

TIRANA, July 12 The Council of Ministers adopted a decision on the financial subvention of the National Chamber of Handicraft with Lek 35.5 million. The National Chamber of Handicraft is a new body created during the recent years. It is an organization of the Albanian handicraftsmen and represents the joint interests of its members. On...

The Legend of Kelmendi Tribe
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The Legend of Kelmendi Tribe

The legend of the founding of the Kelmendi tribe in the mountains of northern Albania is preserved, in one version, by the German scholar Johann Georg von Hahn who heard it from a Father Gabriel in Shkodra in 1850. Translated from the German by Robert Elsie. Many years ago, there was a rich herdsman in the...