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Nymphaeum of the Gymnasium, a fountain dedicated to the nymphs, Roman, 2nd century AD, Butrint, Chaonia, Albania. The Nymphaeum is a brick structure, originally plastered, with 3 niches and a quadrangular basin which was supplied with water from the aqueduct. Butrint was founded by the Greek Chaonian tribe and was a port throughout Hellenistic and Roman times, when it was known as Buthrotum. It was ruled by the Byzantines and the Venetians and finally abandoned in the Middle Ages. The ruins...
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