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Near Kasmil in Municipality of Sarandé, Vlorė (county), Albania
 

The Expansion of Butrint

Zgjerimi i Butrintit

 

—Periudha Romake/II Cent. AD/Roman period —

 
The Expansion of Butrint Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2018
1. The Expansion of Butrint Marker
Legend: ➊ New Settlement on the Plain; ➋ Aqueduct and Bridge; ➌ Temple of Asclepius and Theatre; ➍ Forum; ➎ Public Bath House.
Inscription. The texts on this marker are written in Albanian (shqip) (top left) and English (top right). Only the English text has been transcribed. To read the Albanian (shqip), text enlarge the marker image by clicking on it.

English:

By the late 1st century AD the urban area had grown beyond the line of the original circuit wall, down to the shore of the Vivari Channel and onto the plain opposite.
The heart of the town was redeveloped to create many public buildings, some paid for by private sponsorship, including a public bath house. This complex is only partially excavated and continues under the modern path.
The removal of the old temenos wall, at the time the colony's foundation, probably made way for the new Roman forum, where the citizens met and conducted daily business.
 
Erected by Parku Kombėtar Butrint and Albanian American Development Foundation.
 
Location. 39° 44.724′ N, 20° 1.248′ E. Marker is near Kasmil, Vlorė (county), in Municipality of Sarandé. Marker can be reached from Route SH81, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kasmil, Vlorė (county) 9706, Albania.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Theatre (within shouting distance
The Expansion of Butrint Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2018
2. The Expansion of Butrint Marker
of this marker); The Sanctuary of Asclepius (within shouting distance of this marker); The Roman Forum (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacred Origins (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Roman Town Planning (about 120 meters away); Venetians at Butrint (about 180 meters away); The Baptistery and its mosaic pavements (about 180 meters away); The Changing Settlement (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kasmil.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in Butrint National Park, just north of the ferry on route SH81.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Roman Bath ruins image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2018
3. Roman Bath ruins
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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