University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Valbona Hysa

Butrint, Albania: In the Shadow of Butrint

From the Field

By: Oliver Gilkes and Valbona Hysa

Butrint is a place of contrasts. The main archaeological site with its forum and public buildings—described by Virgil as “Lofty Buthrotum on the height”—is shrouded in trees, and is the haunt of exotic birds, butterflies, and woodland life. Just across the Vivari Channel that connects Lake Butrint to the deep blue Ionian Sea lie the […]