For all of you who crave a challenge of imagination, try to guess where this land is.
Butrint and its religious sanctuary lay in the territory of the Praisabes tribe, who were part of the Chaonians – one of the confederations of people who occupied the region of Epirus.
At this time, the principal town in the region was Phoinke immediately to the north of Lake Butrint. Phoinke played an important role in the rise of King Pyrrhus (318-272 BC), who invaded Roman lands in Italy. His victories against the Romans were so costly, they ultimately led to his defeat and the phrase “Pyrrhic victory”.
Phoinke was later conquered by Teuta, Queen of the Illyrians, in circa 203 BC. Subsequently, the Romans led by Aemilius Paulus, conquered Epirus in 167 BC, and enslaved much of its population."
Poor internet access last night prevented the posting of Thursday's photos, so to see our two-day travel down the Albanian riviera, click on: