The Park of Orik transformed into an archaeological and natural park

The Park of Orik transformed into an archaeological and natural park

 The Archaeological Park of Orik, a favourite tourist destination for its maritime and mountain nature, history and culture, has undergone a rehabilitation process. 

During his visit there, accompanied by the Minister of Culture Mirela Kumbaro, the Prime Minister was acquainted with the plans and projects to transform it into a natural and archaeological park at the same time.

"Along with the Excavation Commission of the Institute of Archaeological Studies, excavations are continuing and meanwhile we are making a project to propose the organization of a larger park area and to propose a natural and archaeological park at the same time. The project is in cooperation with the University of Geneva, Faculty of Architecture and Archaeology", Minister Kumbaro informed.

Known for its important role in the civil war between Caesar and Pompey in the years 49-48 BC, the park of Orik has seen an increased number of visitors in recent years. "We have a 110% increase in the number of tourists in 2017, as compared to 2013", Minister Kumbaro said.

An important part of this archaeological park is the "Monumental Fountain", "Northern Entrance 2", discovered in recent years, and the "Ruins of the Medieval Church". As new excavations are underway, other important parts of this ancient civilization have come to light. "A Byzantine tower has been discovered, as well as the part of the fortified wall of the Byzantine period of the ancient city. Excavations were conducted at the northern entrance of the city where another part of the surrounding wall has been discovered along with a church of the Paleochristian period in the acropolis of the city, also with later reconstruction phases. Archaeological excavations have shown that this city is unique in terms of urban planning and architecture", the director of the Archaeological Park said./Oculus News

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