History and Philology Faculty receives 150 new books

History and Philology Faculty receives 150 new books

TIRANA, June 17- The library of the Faculty of History and Philology has been enriched with about 150 new titles. The Academy of Sciences donated it some of the most important publications of this institution in Albanian and social sciences,

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Hashim Thaçi: From a Rebellion Leader to President

Hashim Thaçi: From a Rebellion Leader to President

Caroline Fetscher*  The three-meter-high statute of the former US President, Bill Clinton, sculpted with a smile on its face and with his right hand raised, greets the passers-by at the square named after him. It has to be one of

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Children exhibit paintings at the National History Museum

Children exhibit paintings at the National History Museum

TIRANA, June 16- Children from 114 countries around the world aged 5-16 years old, have displayed about 300 paintings in the “Colors for Peace” exhibition. The Sun, colorful flowers, pigeons, and full lighted homes are some of the most common

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Fatos Kongoli writer of the year in Pristina

Fatos Kongoli writer of the year in Pristina

TIRANA, June 13- Leaving is the theme that characterizes the book of Fatos Kongoli where everyone wants to escape without even knowing where. They just want to leave, and they leave. They all carry a lie within themselves. Rovena carries

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National Theatre closes artistic season

National Theatre closes artistic season

TIRANA, June 13- Theaters have introduced their last premieres to the public. Theatrical performances have been brought on stage by different directors, where roles include well-known actors, but also new names. As this artistic season is closed for artists, they

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Restoration project to Cape of Rodon launches

Restoration project to Cape of Rodon launches

TIRANA, June 13- Far close to Tirana is the Cape of Rodon, the place where every visitor combines the best with nature and the sea. In the northeastern part of Cape is one of the most important cultural heritage sites,

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Albanian exhibition in Bulgaria

Albanian exhibition in Bulgaria

TIRANA, June 10- Within the framework of the Albanian Culture Week, organized by the Albanian Embassy in Sofia, the National History Museum opened the photo exhibition titled “Hello, my name is Tirana” in one of the main halls of Bulgaria’s

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Exhibition for League of Prizren

Exhibition for League of Prizren

TIRANA, June 13- The General Directorate of Archives opened on Monday at the Castle of Tirana the exhibition “The League of Prizren in 1878-2019 between the documents of the Central State Archives.” The League of Prizren was held on June

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Museum exhibits saved Hebrew saved in Berat

Museum exhibits saved Hebrew saved in Berat

TIRANA, June 13- Every foreign or domestic visitor is surprised by the presence of the “Solomon” museum, opened in May 2018 and resembling a modest souvenir shop. It is located on the main street of the Berat castle and is

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Archaeologists discover the mystery of Artemis’ temple

Archaeologists discover the mystery of Artemis’ temple

TIRANA, June 12- The Darda Hill in Durrës, near the Brick Factory which uses the quality clay of the area, became densely populated after the 1990s. Archaeological findings, however, show that it has been populated even earlier and probably was

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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, June 17- The library of the Faculty of History and Philology has been enriched with about 150 new titles. The Academy of Sciences donated it some of the most important publications of this institution in Albanian and social sciences, so that the knowledge they contain are also reached by the students of this faculty. Academician Floresha Dado who has been a professor in this institution for nearly four decades said this initiative is quite important because it has a very open vision for cooperation with the faculties of our entire country of Albania and beyond.

There are two problems for me today. First, it is true that they are approaching a bit, since the enrichment of libraries is not done in a programmed way, because they are drawn to other problems. The second one is of great importance, as the content of libraries does not have information about people, especially students” academic Dado said.

Renowned composer and professor Vasil Tole who is also vice president of the Academy of Sciences, said it is reasonable that these publications that are donated to university libraries go through a certain filter. He said gifting books is not an issue in itself, but that the publications and donations should also have some filters, and if editions do not pass these necessary filters, then they should not be part of certain institutions.

Lili Sula who is head of the Literature Department at the Faculty of Philology, considers this a positive innovation. However, she said that libraries generally go through bureaucratic administrative procedures. The institution she works at has not yet completed a set of procedures for a fund of 100 thousand lek (820 euros) for three years. Yet, she evaluated the gifting of the new books as a multiple financial and qualitative fund for students.

Director of the Library of the Faculty Teuta Sula said that the fund has about 160 thousand new titles, however, this library needs more publications of recent years. Nevertheless, the Academy of Sciences will extend this cooperation to other national library libraries as well. 
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                    [post_content] => Caroline Fetscher*

 The three-meter-high statute of the former US President, Bill Clinton, sculpted with a smile on its face and with his right hand raised, greets the passers-by at the square named after him. It has to be one of a kind - on one of the main streets of a predominantly Muslim country, named after an American president. It is a political-cultural signal sent by the capital of Kosovo, Prishtina, sent nine years ago.

Thus, the country expressed its gratitude towards the commitment of the US and Europe during 1999, when, in the last war aimed for Yugoslavia dissolution, with the support of NATO and at the initiative of the UN Resolution towards peace, they proved that peace can be achieved. In 2008, the former southern Serbian province, Kosovo, declared its independence. Serbia, Russia and other countries still do not recognize Kosovo's new status, where there is still smoulder from the fire that is burning slowly.

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Kosovo's independence, the editor of The Times, a British newspaper based in London, and former columnist of Des Tagesspiegel, Roger Boyes, together with a British colleague, have published a biography of a modern European hero, being a model of a western democrat. The hero is Hashim Thaçi. During the period 2008-2014, he was assigned as the Prime Minister of the new-established country, and since 2016, he holds the position of the President. The quote of the American politician Bob Dole - "Thaçi's journey represents Kosovo's journey" - implies that he is an optimistic and powerful figure, a synonym of his country.

Thaçi was born in April 1968 in the rural and poor region of Drenica valley, which is located in central Kosovo. He majored in History and Philosophy, in Prishtina. Milosevic's Serbia oppressed Kosovo, the then poor country of Yugoslavia, transforming it into an apartheid system. This was a key experience in Thaçi's life. Due to the regime of Milosevic, the civic rights of Kosovo's Albanian were non-existent, their language was forbidden to be spoken and 900.000 Albanian books were unregistered from libraries. Hence, Thaçi joined the insurgent students and was also persecuted and exiled. The then „Gandhi of Kosovo“, Ibrahim Rugova, claimed for peace without violence, but his attempts were unsuccessful. The youth lost their patience, including Thaçi. In 1993, he was one of the founders of KLA guerrillas’ troops - The Kosovo Liberation Army. Despite Thaçi was holding guns in the pictures of that time, Boyes and Jagger do not portray him as “a man of guns”.

Does the Clinton monument in Prishtina resemble Hashim Thaçi?

Allegations that Hashim Thaçi is involved in weapons transport and corruption have never been proven. This biography about the hero remains blurred regarding the allegations in question. On the other hand, the well-proven merits of the insurgent transformed into the head of the state, into an advocate of the democratic constitution with rights to minorities and clear secular cuts are given. In addition, does the perception deceives or does the memorial of Bill Clinton in Pristina resembles Hashim Thaçi?

In the meantime, Kosovo has 46 diplomatic missions around the world, the largest being in Berlin, given there are about 400,000 Albanians living in Germany, while in Kosovo about two million. The Government of Kosovo proved to be tactful when appointing the German-Kosovar writer Beqë Cufaj as the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to Berlin. Cufaj, born in 1970, known with his essays “FAZ” and “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” or novels such as “Shkëlqimi i huaj” or “project@party”, sees himself as an Ambassador of Culture. The motto of a cosmopolitan reader and of a smart democrat is: “Let the people unite so that Kosovo can become part of EU”. While the enthusiasm of Hungary or Poland, being EU members, is fading, there are new friends knocking on EU's door such as Albania or Kosovo. In the country where Hashim Thaçi is from, the word Europe means only one thing: promise. So until this promise is fulfilled, we need to be patient.

The text was published in the newspaper with the largest circulation in Berlin, Tagesspiegel

 
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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, June 16- Children from 114 countries around the world aged 5-16 years old, have displayed about 300 paintings in the “Colors for Peace” exhibition. The Sun, colorful flowers, pigeons, and full lighted homes are some of the most common symbols we see in this exhibition, which has been inaugurated at the National History Museum, where it will remain open until today. Some of the little Albanian painters tell us what their concept for peace is.

“Peace for us is very important. We must always have peace with each other.”

Renowned artist Skander Kamberi who has selected the works of these young painters across the country, said that “there is the feeling of the children of Albania even in the world, all the children bring their hearts, the land and the continents, the dove of peace, the sun and the will of tomorrow is there.”

President of “Colors for Peace” Antonio Giannelli, who is also the organizer of this initiative in Albania, said that this project has started in 2015 and to date there are 114 countries in it. The exhibition in Albania also served as the inauguration of its branch in Tirana. The project was born in Sant'Anna Park in Italy, Peace Park, where 560 children and women were killed during World War II. Every year there are different exhibitions organized worldwide, and this year is being held in Albania. The organizer of the exhibition Thanas Gega on the other hand, said that all children share the opinion as to how peace should be. “It is surprising that all children, such as those from Syria, Albanians or Argentines, all agree on this. This sensitizes everyone, because year to year it [the exhibition] is organized in different countries,” said Gega.

 
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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, June 13- Leaving is the theme that characterizes the book of Fatos Kongoli where everyone wants to escape without even knowing where. They just want to leave, and they leave. They all carry a lie within themselves. Rovena carries small lies. She calls the small and prefers not to confess. Or to confess a lot of lies without being identified with anyone. 

This is how journalist Arta Marku describes the newest book “Little Liars” by writer Fatos Kongoli. For this novel, he was declared the author of the year by the Association of Kosovo Publishers during the Book Fair in Pristina. This is the second award after that in Fier in just a few months after the publication of the book. Kongoli has earlier confessed the tremendous return to the process of writing the new book “Little Liars,” which he began to write a long time before falling ill and to whom he would find the second salvation, that of the creator.

Kongoli has also spoken of the anxiety that no longer exists once after a book is finished, because whatever he may already enjoy he already has. Writing a book for the first from beginning to end no longer on paper or typewriter, but directly on the laptop (so the technology, as it admitted, had changed the whole process but greatly facilitated). 

“Little Liars” has Alpi as its anti-hero, who confesses on his first love, disappointments, and an entire day-to-day universe where people lie about each other. “It may seem to be a tiny topic, but treated amazingly by Kongoli, with the psyche of a simple man and not with great heroes,” said Irena Toçi who is director of the publishing house “Toena”, in her promoting speech for the novel on Friday in Prishtina. The reader's interest in Kongoli’s book made all the copies of the book be spent on the second day of the fair.

At the age of 75, translated into nearly 20 world languages, he thinks the nation's conscience are writers and artists, not politicians. According to him, everything will be transient and forgotten, except some names from the field of letters that will be remembered at all times.

Writer Fatos Kongoli told Koha Ditore that “I'm a bit pessimistic about the role that literature can play. This is a reflection of national conscience. Let politicians shout as much as they want, but they do not comprise national conscience. They are not the national conscience, even though they have the reins of everything in their hands. The nation's conscience are writers and artists. This is something nobody can change my mind on,” said renowned writer Kongoli. 

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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, June 13- Theaters have introduced their last premieres to the public. Theatrical performances have been brought on stage by different directors, where roles include well-known actors, but also new names. As this artistic season is closed for artists, they named a few issues they faced while working. According to directors and actors, the biggest disadvantage was the infrastructure of the theater halls. Under these conditions they demand that the Ministry of Culture pay closer attention to these problems and what happens to the artistic life of theaters. Actor and director Genci Fuga said that only the amphitheater is innovating with a moderate repertoire. In his reaction he says that “ArTurbina” is difficult to orient the spectator. “Which are greater deficiencies than the lack of infrastructure (theater halls)? The National Theater was closed this season,” said Fuga while adding that the Experimental Theater has been “fenced.” 

Regarding expectations to the new artistic season that will start in the fall, Fuga said the task of the institutions is to make a better selection of works. He said that the Experimental National Theater “Kujtim Spahivogli” should keep the same trend, the National Theater should choose the repertoire better so the spectrum is more straightforward, and the Metropol Theater should change its actors and collaborators. 

For problems with the artistic life, director Milto Kutali said that more attention is needed from the Ministry of Culture and that it should be a companion, and at the same time a pervasive caretaker to execute its work in art. Kutali also added that the ministry must definitely exercise its influence on the institutions it has as subordinate, as well as on those that are indirectly related to local theaters. There must be a link between all the theater halls in Albania, but the artistic community should also be heard about the problems they have. Director and actress Eliona Thomaraj said that the key point was that this season there was no main hall at the National Theater and that all the activity of the National Theater went to “ArTurbina.” 

“So is it enough to have a theatrical show and follow it everywhere, or will the spectator take his place? It's important to watch the theater, but it matters and where you go to watch it,” said Thomaraj. Another issue she also pressed was the absence of Albanian drama, and she urges directors to stage more Albanian literature on the theatre scenes. 
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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, June 13- Far close to Tirana is the Cape of Rodon, the place where every visitor combines the best with nature and the sea. In the northeastern part of Cape is one of the most important cultural heritage sites, Skenderbeg Castle. The Institute of Cultural Monuments has drafted the project “Restoration interventions at Skanderbeg Castle” in Cape of Rodon. The project approved by the National Restoration Council foresees conservation and restoration interventions in the constructive elements of the monument. Skanderbeg Castle is located in the northeastern part of Cape of Rodon, or as the locals call it, Cape of Muzh, and overlooks the depths of the Adriatic Sea, the Patok and Shëngjin Bay. In the northeastern part of Cape lies the Rodon Castle which dates back to the 14th century, a fortification consisting of a 100 meter-long defensive wall stretching from a Cape of Cape on the other shore.

 
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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, June 10- Within the framework of the Albanian Culture Week, organized by the Albanian Embassy in Sofia, the National History Museum opened the photo exhibition titled “Hello, my name is Tirana” in one of the main halls of Bulgaria's National History Museum. This exhibition was opened in Sofia to introduce foreign visitors to Tirana, the almost one century-old capital city of Albania, after a marked success in Bucharest of Romania. “Hello my name is Tirana” is a photographic exhibition prepared by the National History Museum of Albania with 40 pictures of different periods of the city starting since the 1920s, when the city was declared the capital of Albania. So far, in the environments where the exhibition has been presented it has been evaluated as a special exhibition which through a panorama of 40 photographs makes the history of the capital known to anyone, both Albanians and foreigners together. The exhibition displays different aspects of the city's infrastructure and urban development, but also of the ethno-cultural side of its people. The exhibition will remain open to the public at the Sofia museum premises in Bulgaria until June 25. During his visit to Sofia the director of the National History Museum Dr. Dorian Koci, on the occasion of opening the exhibition “Hello, my name is Tirana,” he also held an official meeting with the director of the National Historical Museum of Bulgaria, Assoc. Prof. Boni Petrunova. During this meeting, various forms of cooperation between the two museums in the future regarding the organization of exhibitions, seminars, exchanges of experiences, etc, were discussed. A Memorandum of Understanding between the National Historical Museum of Albania and the National Historical Museum of Bulgaria was also signed in the meeting. The memorandum was signed with a view to commencing active cooperation and joint work in the field of museum, archaeological research, preservation and management of intangible cultural heritage, organization of exhibitions and other events related to cultural and historical heritage.

 
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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, June 13- The General Directorate of Archives opened on Monday at the Castle of Tirana the exhibition “The League of Prizren in 1878-2019 between the documents of the Central State Archives.”

The League of Prizren was held on June 10, 1878, at the city of Prizren and was the first Albanian movement organized in an administrative, political and military manner. Albanians called a nationwide assembly, where very important decisions would be made for the country. Following the signing of the St Stephen Agreement between Russia and Turkey where no territorials rights were given to Albania, and in anticipation of the Berlin Congress which would most likely remove from the Albanian map numerous provinces, the Albanian patriots devised this meeting where they would announce the ultimate division of Ottoman rule. The Assembly hosted delegates without distinction of religion, who came from all four Vilayets of Albania, Shkodra, Bitola, Ioannina and Kosovo. The League of Prizren lasted five days and the number of delegates reached 110, including Ahmet Koronica, Abdullah Pasha Dreni, Shaban Prizreni, Zija Prishtina, Filip Doda, Sulejman Vokshi, Shuajip Spahiu, Ali Ibra, Abdyl Frasheri, and many others, choosing as chairman the oldest member who also had great moral power, Iljaz Pashe Dibra.

In the first meeting of the League speeches were given by various delegates, one of whom was Abdyl Frasheri who said “we Albanians descend from the Pelasgians and we are the oldest people here in the Balkans, and the Slavs came late and being in greater numbers, pushed us into the Southwest of the Balkans in this narrow belt where we are today. It was not enough the robbery they did to us then but they are asking from us more land today. They are demanding for Plav and Gucia, and the Greeks a piece of the Ioannina Vilayet , which is a part of the unparalleled part of our dear Homeland. The purpose of this meeting today is to cut off the ardor from these cunning enemies, linking the Albanian covenant and swearing to defend with blood the lands left to us by our grandparents and great-grandparents."

The motto of this meeting was “Let's fight until we drop the last drop of blood. Before the interest of the Homeland private interests disappear.” The delegates considered above all the importance of ensuring the peace and the disappearance of blood feuds and, if not forever, at least until Albania’s situation was fixed. The League of Prizren operated alike as a national government, ruled and regulated the provinces and cities of Albania in terms of administration, also collected warriors and taxes. The first two decisions taken by the League of Prizren were a petition launched to the Berlin Congress and another Ottoman Empire. These decisions made it clear that Albania could not give any inch of its land, accompanied by dozens of firms by participating delegates. 
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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, June 13- Every foreign or domestic visitor is surprised by the presence of the “Solomon” museum, opened in May 2018 and resembling a modest souvenir shop. It is located on the main street of the Berat castle and is devoted to the memory of the Holocaust and especially to the history of the Jewish in the city of Berat.

A small bodied woman dressed in black invites tourists to get in. Angjelina Vrusho who is the widow of the museum’s founder Simon Vrusho, does not know how to speak foreign languages, but suffices a few greeting words in English learned recently to attract curious visitors.

“Twenty years of working and spending three years of retirement, that’s what it took my husband to open the museum,” said Vrusho. When her husband departed from life in February this year, Angielina swore she would keep open the museum he had built entirely alone with so much love, passion and dedication.

The Solomon Museum is mainly focused on the salvation and shelter of over 600 Jews during World War II in the city of Berat. It also aims to bring evidence for a nearly 500-year period, from 1520 when it is thought that the first 25 Jewish families were located in Berat after their arrival from Italy and Spain. The small museum has become a new attraction for both domestic and foreign tourists in the tourist city of Berat. Angjelina Vrusho said that 4 thousand visitors from 41 countries of the world have been enrolled in her husband's book of impressions, while in the last two months she had about 300 other visitors.

The museum is mainly filled with photos, facsimile, documentary material, and data on Hebrew toponyms, a product of many years of work by Simon Vrusho. Through them, as well as the evidence gathered by the researcher Vrusho, this museum explores the Jewish Quarter in Berat, the list of Jews sheltered in the city during World War II, photos of Beratas families who have sheltered in their homes Jewish people, their photos during their time in this city, as well as the Jewish students who attended the school in Berat.

“Work, studies, research in every place to find out where the truths were hiding, because there are other families who have said we have kept Jews, but were not taken to this museum because they did not have any documents. Because everything has been documented,” said Vrusho proudly about the contents of this museum and her husband's work.

For his contribution, the scholar Simon Vrusho was appraised shortly before death by the Municipality of Berat with the title “Man of 2018” with the motive “for his contribution to the opening of the museum Solomon,” the first museum in our country devoted to the Jewish. But after losing her husband, the widow faces the challenge to keep the doors open alone. Angjelina says the rent is paid until September, and then hopes to find support. She said she has received small help, but she is uncertain how the fate of the museum will turn out in the future and hopes she can get some help.

In the museum, visitors are with guides to a good part of the cases and thus everything is easier for Angjelina, as she makes the guide in Albanian. And in cases where visitors are unaccompanied, the explanations placed in English on the stands come in handy.  At the entrance of the museum there is a small box where every visitor can modestly throw something at will, but that for Angelina means a lot, because the fate of the museum depends on it.

Laura Cantoni and her husband, an Italian couple who visited the museum, have been astounded by this unseen part of Albanian history while they encouraged Angjelina for keeping the museum open.

“It's a historic, interesting search that fits this country and the lady has courageously taken on her husband’s commitment to make this part of the history of this small town known to all tourists from all over Europe,” said the Italian tourist. 

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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, June 12- The Darda Hill in Durrës, near the Brick Factory which uses the quality clay of the area, became densely populated after the 1990s. Archaeological findings, however, show that it has been populated even earlier and probably was one of the sacred places of ancient Durres. Thousands of small mature stone statues about 2600 years old were found on this hill in a massive discovery in 1970 by archaeologist Vangjel Toçi.

The statues were gifts with the face of the temple goddess left there by the women of Dyrrachium (ancient Durres) who prayed to her to protect them during birth and give them well-being. For years it was believed the shrine belonged with the goddess of passion and love to Aphrodite, but after 18 years a team of archaeologists and Albanian-French scholars came to the conclusion that the temple belongs to her rival Artemis, known as the goddess of chastity.

The events did not come just as in the Euripides Hippolytus tragedy that talks about the rivalry between the two goddesses of Olympus, but were mainly developed at a close table at one of the offices of the Institute of Archeology in Durres, 30 years after the shrine was found by Toçi, who is also known as the “father” of Durrsake archeology. Ten archaeologists and scholars from Albania and France, led by French archaeologist Arthur Muller and Albanian artist Fatos Tartari, bowed for years over six tons of archaeological finds, including small figurines, ceramic pieces and coins.

“It's a great discovery and there have never been so many terracotta figures with Greek figurines found,” said Muller.

Archaeologists believe they have reached the end of their work, and the model project that studied Artemis's shrine has left in shelves hundreds of discovered and dated objects. Many of the pottery vessels were restored and coins were cleaned and rebuilt. Archaeologist Fatos Tartari said they are conducting a survey and looking for financial support to start publishing and hopefully have their first volume at the end of the year. 

The first thing that has left a mark is the volume of findings which amounts to about 6 tons of archeological objects, with 4.5 tons of pottery as the main category and 1.8 tons on figurine fragments. Tartari explained that “such a great production belongs to a highly developed, large population, in conditions when we lack accurate reports on population.”

This is just one of the answers archaeologists have received during the several year study. The team is also comprised by coin scholar Shpresa Gjongecaj, Belisa Muka who is a clay figurine researcher, Frederik Stamati who is a coin restorer, Avni Alcani who is a restorer of terracotta and figurines, archaeologist Eduard Shehi, antique art historian Marion Dufeu-Muller, Anne Tichit who is an antique ceramic researcher, and Stephanie Huyscom-Haxhi, a clay figurines researcher.

“Painted containers are rebuilt. 650 coins have been mechanically and chemically cleansed. We can not say how many pieces of ceramic or figurines have been restored because they have been in different volumes,” said Tartari.

The team also found that different from what was assumed, it was not Aphrodite who was worshiped, but Artemis. Tartari explained that they have antique texts which refer to Artemis in Durres. The ancient Appian author who wrote about the wars of Caesar and Pompeii in Durres, gives a passage that sent them to the Sanctuary of Artemis. Archaeologists have identified traces of the name of the goddess Artemis, who was very popular in the territory of Illyria, after restoring the inscriptions painted on the dishes dedicated to this goddess. They explain that through the restoration were found the inscriptions of Artemis that were worked in pottery and metal fragments. Objects discovered are diversified in bronze and stone. Artemis once appeared as a hunter and as a defender of the road that bound Durres with the Marsh.

Archaeologists believe that the women of the city were mainly on the shrine who, according to their social status, donated figurines made of muddy clay, in honor of the goddess Artemis, who emerged as a guarantor of well-being and marriage. Men are also believed to have donated figurines. According to archeologists, their gifts differ as they are mostly miniature containers for keeping liquor. They made the gifts after they got citizenship and tried to become part of the city's society. 

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            [post_content] => TIRANA, June 17- The library of the Faculty of History and Philology has been enriched with about 150 new titles. The Academy of Sciences donated it some of the most important publications of this institution in Albanian and social sciences, so that the knowledge they contain are also reached by the students of this faculty. Academician Floresha Dado who has been a professor in this institution for nearly four decades said this initiative is quite important because it has a very open vision for cooperation with the faculties of our entire country of Albania and beyond.

There are two problems for me today. First, it is true that they are approaching a bit, since the enrichment of libraries is not done in a programmed way, because they are drawn to other problems. The second one is of great importance, as the content of libraries does not have information about people, especially students” academic Dado said.

Renowned composer and professor Vasil Tole who is also vice president of the Academy of Sciences, said it is reasonable that these publications that are donated to university libraries go through a certain filter. He said gifting books is not an issue in itself, but that the publications and donations should also have some filters, and if editions do not pass these necessary filters, then they should not be part of certain institutions.

Lili Sula who is head of the Literature Department at the Faculty of Philology, considers this a positive innovation. However, she said that libraries generally go through bureaucratic administrative procedures. The institution she works at has not yet completed a set of procedures for a fund of 100 thousand lek (820 euros) for three years. Yet, she evaluated the gifting of the new books as a multiple financial and qualitative fund for students.

Director of the Library of the Faculty Teuta Sula said that the fund has about 160 thousand new titles, however, this library needs more publications of recent years. Nevertheless, the Academy of Sciences will extend this cooperation to other national library libraries as well. 
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