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Summary

Mbjeshova Castle

Class:

  • Castle
  • visible
  • Location ┬▒ 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

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Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Mbjeshova Castle is situated near the village of Mbjeshova, in the northern part of Shpiragu mountain and it covers a surface of about 1,5 - 2 ha. The surrounding wall is well maintained along the length of the hill.The fortification is double, formed by an inner wall serving at the same time as a staging ground for soldiers and a lookout. At the east side are situated three towers and an entrance. Based on the construction technique of the surrounding wall, the towers and typical entrances of the late antique period, the castle dates at the 4-5 centuries AD. This castle is considered as one of the best maintained archeological centers of the area.