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Gurëzeza

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Gurëzeza is located near the modern town of Cakran, dominating the plain of Vjosa and offering visitors a view which extends to the Karaburun peninsula and the island of Sazan in the bay of Vlora. The partially preserved walls cover an expansive area of over 15 hectares. Settlements of the site appear divided into three distinct phases: the Protourban, Urban and Late Antiquity periods. Several important coin hoards were found in the vicinity of this site, one with about 2,000 bronze coins from Apollonia and Epirus. 200 silver coins were included in this fund, forty of which belonged to the Illyrian king Monunios. Based on this finding, some archaeologists and historians speculate that this may have been Monunio’s actual residence. In the town of Ballsh you may also visit the Basilica of Ballsh.

 

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