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Summary

Part owned port and pier

Class:

  • Building (other)
  • invisible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Apollonia (Iliria)

APOLLONIA

Apollo's obelisk

Apollo's obelisk

Apollonia Theater

Apollonia Theater

Apollonia Odeon

Apollonia Odeon

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

In the 3rd century AD an earthquake changed the path of the Aoos River, causing the Apolionias harbour to silt up and the inland area to become a malaria-ridden swamp. The city became increasingly uninhabitable as the inland swamp expanded, and the nearby settlement of Avlona (modern-day Vlorë) became dominant. By the end of antiquity, the city was largely depopulated, hosting only a small Christian community. This community (which probably is part of the site of the old city) built on a nearby hill the church of the Dormition of the