Underwater Albanian Treasures Exhibited in Geneva

The Department of Classic Archaeology at the University of Geneva and The Archaeological Research Centre of the Republic of Albania, in cooperation with the scientific journal "Ocean 71" and the Albanian-Swiss Association Orikum in collaboration have intensified archaeological research and these days have organized in Geneva a photo exhibition, "Travelling Towards the Unknown".

But last night in one of the halls of Uni Bastions of the city appeared a documentary entitled "Secrets in the Country of black eagles".

As exhibitions, as well as the newsreel as shaft theme had amphora underwater findings of the sixth century BC in the bay of Saranda.

General Director of Archaeological Research Centre of Albania, Mr. Luan Përzhita considers the Albanian coast as an area that hides many treasures underwater.

He thinks that all this underwater treasure requires funding  and should be conserved and treated in a special way.

Meanwhile the archaeological map as the first condition for underwater excavations is conducted by the famous Albanian archaeologist, Adrian Anastasi and one the excellent connoisseur of underwater archeology, Dr.Jeff Royal, a professor at East Carolina University, USA.

Also during the documentary are revealed scans made in areas of high archaeological potential, starting from the bay of Vlora to the loss of Shkumbin.

In all these excavations, except Albanian experts have also participated foreign scientists known in the field of archeology as the professors from Geneva, Jean- Paul Descoeudres and Gionota Consagra, who stands out with their research work in this field. These Professors with Professor Samir Shpuza have made  particular excavations in Shkodra, but their main findings are considered the monument of forty saints at the Church of Saranda.

Of Archaeological interest is seen also the underwater area of Tripori and form the Cape of Stilinos to Kakome Bay.

 This exhibition of great values makes Swiss archaeologists as champtions on this field in Albania, having in mind that in 2004 in the North Albanian Alps a serious research is made by the famous archaeologist, Cristian Zindel, professor at the State University of Zurich.
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