Durres

Earlier known as Dyrrah, Durresi is first mentioned in 627 BC when there werre established a number of settlers from Kyrkyra. It flourished through trade of the silver minerals of Dardania from his port and other city Apolonia. In the fifth century, Dyrrah returned to independent economic unit, being connected more and more with Illyria. In 312 BC, Dyrrahu was handed over the Illyrian king Glauk, who stretched his administration on the state. A century later Dyrrahu represented a city with art Acropolis Skele certifying his early origin. During the Roman period Dyrrah was among the cities with a powerful naval fortification. The strategic position and Skele first class he was head of Egnatia road that connected Rome with Constantinople. Century VI BC fortification of Dyrrahut rebuilt having a wall perimeter of 4400 m. Associated with the tower wall in bastions forms for placing heavy armament. City had 4 gates for entry, but one of them, as Ana Komnena and Qirjaku of Ancona expressed, was particularly monumental. Now the modern Dyrrah is surrounded by wonderful and comfortable beaches for the numerous tourists, domestic and foreign.

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