The Lion Gate, with relief of a lion devouring the head of a bull, carved 6th century BC but added in the 5th century AD to lower the gate and make it easier to defend, Butrint, Chaonia, Albania. 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 at Butrint were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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The Lion Gate, with relief of a lion devouring the head of a bull, carved 6th century BC but added in the 5th century AD to lower the gate and make it easier to defend, Butrint, Chaonia, Albania. 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 at Butrint were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992....
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