Detail of the mosaic floor of the Baptistery, early 6th century, Byzantine, Butrint, Chaonia, Albania. The baptistery has a large mosaic pavement and is the second largest baptistery in the Byzantine empire, after Haghia Sofia. 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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Detail of the mosaic floor of the Baptistery, early 6th century, Byzantine, Butrint, Chaonia, Albania. The baptistery has a large mosaic pavement and is the second largest baptistery in the Byzantine empire, after Haghia Sofia. 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...
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