Tirana Mosaic

Tirana, Albania

The Tirana Mosaic is believed to have been part of a 3rd century Roman house, referred to by local archeologists as the 'Villa rustica'. Later, in the 5th and 6th centuries, a Paleo-Christian Basilica was built around this site.

The ruins of this Paleo-Christian Basilica were discovered in 1972. In 2002, some other objects were found around the ruins of the house, and today they form the Archaeological Complex of the Mosaic of Tirana. It is the only archaeological monument within the city. Some of the ancient mosaics discovered at the site that feature diverse geometrical patterns and depict poultry and fish.



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Founded: 3rd century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Albania

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D R (2 months ago)
Construction has mosaics fenced off so couldn't get close to see.
Antti Riekki (3 months ago)
Everything is clean and in mint condition. Matresses and pillows, customer service, breakfast A-class!
Galyna Arnautova (7 months ago)
There's noone around there, so probably it is closed now
Filip B (9 months ago)
Looks amazing, but there was nobody to let us in when we've arrived during opening hours. ?
Albanian Tourist (2 years ago)
It's value for tourism in Tirana.A part of this mosaic is discovered. During this year are working for all discovering of this mosaic like national treasure.
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