Durrës Destruction Continues with Dako’s New Plan

Durrës Destruction Continues with Dako’s New Plan

The municipality of Durrës will soon begin a series of public construction works that will threaten the ancient ruins of the city, including two underground tunnels, a service building, and two other public buildings in park Mausoleum Park. The news outlet Aktiv për Durrësin was the first to publicize this project through a Facebook post, […]

Byzantine Villa Discovered in Durrës

Byzantine Villa Discovered in Durrës

According to news outlet Amfora, archeologists have discovered the remains of a luxurious Byzantine villa from the 7th century in the courtyard of a private house in Durrës. Excavations, held in the context of the project “Durrës during Late Antiquity” have revealed a pillar of 3.5 m and a surface paved with marble, which is […]

Rama: Not Enough Public Investments in Durrës

Rama: Not Enough Public Investments in Durrës

In a Facebook post this morning, Prime Minister Edi Rama continues his series of party–state reports about different Albanian regions. In Durrës, it appears that his political meeting with “common people” of the city has led to some unexpected results. The top 4 complaints are all related to infrastructure: sewerage systems, the lack of public investments, […]

Free Economic Zone near Durrës Will Host Ferro-Chrome Factory

Free Economic Zone near Durrës Will Host Ferro-Chrome Factory

The Ministry of Economic Development, Trade, and Entrepreneurship has announced the winner of the concession for the construction, development, maintenance, and operation of the Technological and Economic Development Area (TEDA) in Spitalla, Durrës. The economic free zone has the size of of 101.2 ha, and will be tendered out to a consortium of Pelikan shpk, […]

Last Visible Archeological Remains Hacked Away in Durrës

Last Visible Archeological Remains Hacked Away in Durrës

Later afternoon on July 31, the antique wall connected to the Venetian Tower on Veliera Square was destroyed with a pickaxe by the construction company contracted to implement the urban renewal project for the Municipality of Durrës. While the destruction was taking place, media outlet Amfora called with the director of the Regional Directorate of […]

Veliera Square Archeology Disappears under Concrete

Veliera Square Archeology Disappears under Concrete

According to the blog Amfora, the construction company working at Veliera Square in Durrës has covered the archeological finds from the Roman period with concrete. The archeological layers that have been made inaccessible contained, according to the National Council of Archeology (KKA), a “Roman pillar,” from the 2nd century CE. The finds were made a few months ago […]

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