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Discovery of tomb halts construction in Albania

 View of the 6th century A.D. tomb which delayed a renovation project in the western port city of Durres,  21 miles (33 km) west of the Albanian  capi...
 An archeologist digs an area close to the second century amphitheater in the western port city of Durres,  21 miles (33 km) west of the Albanian  cap...

Albania Antiquities Development

View of the 6th century A.D. tomb which delayed a renovation project in the western port city of Durres, 21 miles (33 km) west of the Albanian capi...

Albania Antiquities Development

An archeologist digs an area close to the second century amphitheater in the western port city of Durres, 21 miles (33 km) west of the Albanian cap...

A redevelopment project in this Albanian town has been halted after construction workers discovered a 6th-century tomb.
Officials hailed the delay as a landmark decision in this impoverished Balkan country, where rampant construction often obliterates cultural heritage such as archaeological sites.
Vangjel Stamo of Albania's archaeological service says recent development in Durres _ which is 3,000 year old _ has "damaged so much of the archaeology."
Archaeologists plan a shelter over the tomb, which contained bones, and will dig around it in hope of finding an entire cemetery.
Work will then proceed to build a municipal shopping complex and coffee bar.
Durres is 20 miles (33 kilometers) from the capital, Tirana.


Updated : 2021-10-28 06:53 GMT+08:00