Nivica gains further international attention at American Institute of Archeology conference

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times January 7, 2020 00:07

Nivica gains further international attention at American Institute of Archeology conference

TIRANA, Jan. 7 - Last weekend the ‘Nivica’ project was presented at the annual conference of the American Institute of Archeology alongside a number of international project presentations at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. 

The project is a Czech-Albanian collaboration initiated two years ago to study the mountainous region of Kurvelesh, a southern Albanian province between Tepelena and the coastal area. 

This project, which is part of an ambitious plan to rebuild the region’s high tourism potential, has been able to attract the interest of scholars and archaeologists at the University of Bern and Karl University in the Czech Republic, who together with the municipality of Tepelena have established a long-term cooperation in the field of cultural heritage.

The Nivica project serves not only as a model for successful sustainable tourism development but also as an opportunity to link coastal and mountainous areas to create a unique form of tourism. The project also involves historical research and studies of the area, where an inventory of archaeological sites and cultural monuments has already been included in the GIS system as a basis to explore their historical significance further. 

Nivica is attracting more and more interest from both local and foreign visitors. In October 2018, a team of National Geographic selected the Nivica project as part of the television documentary series titled ‘Places that Inspire’. The team filmed footage of Kurvelesh Highlands to not only document the life and nature of the area, but also the efforts being made to create a tourism model based on the protection of natural and historical values.

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times January 7, 2020 00:07