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Butrint National Park is one of the most important areas of our country's cultural, archaeological, environmental and touristic heritage. The heart of the National Park is the Ancient City of Butrint, whose existence continued without interruption, from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, thus offering a variety of cultures and historical periods.

Due to its high historical and cultural values, the ancient city of Butrint was first selected as a Cultural Monument in 1948, in the Law of Cultural Monuments of Albania. Whereas, in 1981, the forest of Butrint was described by the Albanian laws in conservation for the importance of the environment.

The Ancient City of Finiq

The Ancient City of Finiq is located 10 km southwest of Delvina, on a hill next to the village of Finiq. The Ancient City of Finic, also known as Foinika, is an ancient Illyrian city and the capital of the Kaons. It is also the place where the agreement of Finic was drawn up, which ended the First Macedonian War. Finiqi is known as a monument of cultural heritage, of the "Archaeology" type, with the official name Ancient City of Finiq, approved in March 1948, in October 1971 and recently as "National Archaeological Park" in March 2005. The territory is rich in archaeological objects dating from the classical to the Byzantine period. From the ancient sources of Polybius, Strabo, Titus Livius, Ptolemy and then from Procopius and Hierocles, it is shown about the great wealth of the city, especially in the Hellenistic period, between the III-II century BC. Phoenicia organized within its walls the signing of the treaty that ended the First Macedonian War, the treaty known as the "Peace of Phoenicia".
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