Butrint was originally one of the major centres of a local tribe, with close ties to the Corinthian colony of Corfu. By the 4th century BC it became an important trade centre, which included a theatre, sanctuary and agora. In the 1st century BC the fortified part of Butrint was approximately four hectares. It became a Roman colony in the 1st century AD, and its new residents added an aqueduct, Roman baths, a forum complex and a nymphaeum.
|the central Baptistery|
|the famous Lion gate|
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