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Looters Plunder Albania’s Sunken Treasures, AFP Reports
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Looters Plunder Albania’s Sunken Treasures, AFP Reports

TIRANA, November 21 AFP news agency says Albania’s coastline has become a magnet for treasure hunters looking for sunken relics. In a recently published story, the French news agency highlights the irreversible damage done to seabed wealth in the Adriatic and Ionian seas. “Much of this wealth resting at the depth of 20-30 meters (66-99...

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...

Youth in Old Places, Celebrating Day for Monuments and Sites
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Youth in Old Places, Celebrating Day for Monuments and Sites

TIRANA, April 18 April 18 is marked worldwide as the International Day for Monuments and Sites. Several activities are held today in all the archeological sites, national parks, and monuments throughout Albania in order to raise awareness among young people on the importance of cultural heritage. The Institute of Cultural Monuments informs that entrance in...

Electronic Ticket System Inaugurated in Six Most Visited Heritage Sites
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Electronic Ticket System Inaugurated in Six Most Visited Heritage Sites

TIRANA, October 11 Empowering museums through technology, a project on electronic ticket machines for six culture and heritage sites in Albania was inaugurated on Tuesday by the Ministry of Culture and the Albanian-American Development Fund. The project with a value of $512,000 aims to amplify the unique value of these museums by merging cultural heritage...

Heritage Days Raise Awareness on Common Heritage
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Heritage Days Raise Awareness on Common Heritage

TIRANA, October 2 Albanians and international visitors had the opportunity to access for free all the museums, natural parks, castles, archeological parks, and galleries from September 28th to the 1st of October in the frame of the National Day of Cultural Heritage and the European Heritage Days (EHD). Awareness raising events were organized in cultural...