TIRANA, March 30
Several archeological research projects will start this year in important archeological sites throughout Albania. Archeological sites are objects of national importance in terms of cultural and historical heritage and they also attract numerous visitors from all over the world.
The list of projects adopted by the National Archeology Council aims at researching for new information on ancient sites and to increase the options for accessible tourism.
The list of archeological research projects includes expansion of excavations in the ancient city of Kanina, excavations in Antigone, researches in Maligradi Island in Prespa Lake, researches in the monumental tomb in the ancient site of Klos, researches in Paleokastra, Finiq, and Butrint. The list also includes the mapping of underwater archeology along the Albanian coast.
Other projects consist of conducting archeological surveys in Nivica area, excavations in prehistoric fortifications in Shkumbini Valley, in the prehistoric settlements of Skrapari, at the paleochristian church in Hot, Malesi e Madhe, researches in the ancient Illyrian city of Zgerdhesh, in Vjosa Valley, Drishti Castle, Shkodra Castle, Amantia Park, and in Orik.
Besides the scientific and research goals, the projects aim at making ancient sites, castles and archeological parks part of the tourist tours.
News Source: ATA