Butrint

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Butrint

 

Straits of Corfu

 

Lake Butrint

Butrint occupies a small peninsula between the Straits of Corfu and Lake Butrint. Inhabited since prehistoric times, Butrint has been the site of a Greek colony, a Roman city, and a bishopric.

 

 

archaeological site

 

amphitheatre

 

Roman period

 

 

note the high water level of the marsh

Following a period of prosperity under Byzantine administration, then a brief occupation by the Venetians, the city was abandoned in the late Middle Ages after marshes formed in the area.

 

Byzantine Basilica

 

 

the central Baptistery

 

church

 

the Byzantine cross

The present archaeological site is a repository of the ruins representing each period in the city's development.

 

the famous Lion gate

 

detail

 

an ancient lintel construction

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