Octagonal madrasa built in 1727 originally the Bektashi Teqe, and the minaret of the Mosque, part of Memi Pasha's original 17th century plan for the Bazaar, destroyed by fire and rebuilt c. 1757, Gjirokastra, Southern Albania. Gjirokastra was settled by the Greek Chaonians, the Romans and Byzantines before becoming an Ottoman city in 1417. Its old town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Octagonal madrasa built in 1727 originally the Bektashi Teqe, and the minaret of the Mosque, part of Memi Pasha's original 17th century plan for the Bazaar, destroyed by fire and rebuilt c. 1757, Gjirokastra, Southern Albania. Gjirokastra was settled by the Greek Chaonians, the Romans and Byzantines before becoming an Ottoman city in 1417. Its old town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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