Ancient Illyria: An Archaeological Exploration
Illyria is the name given to the ancient region of the Balkans on the Adriatic coast from which most historians of the Balkans believe modern Albanians descend. This illuminating work by the celebrated archaeologist, Arthur Evans, examines the lives of the ancient Illyrians and contains many penetrating insights into the region. Drawing on his extensive travels in the area in the 1880s, Ancient Illyria presents for the first time Evans' original analysis of the diverse archaeological sites of the region to construct a full and fascinating history. Never before published as a single volume, this classic work is still the best account and contains the most detailed research into the subject. Fully illustrated and including pictures of some Roman inscriptions which were later destroyed during the Serbian occupation of Kosovo, this invaluable guide to the archaeology and history of ancient Illyria is an essential text for all historians and everyone interested in the Balkans.
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Adriatic Albanian already altar amongst ancient antiquities appears Aqueduct arches Austrian autonomous coins Balkan Ballaeos Bishop Bosnia Bulgarian Byzantine Canali centre century Christian church coast connexion Constantine consul Dacia Mediterranea Dalmatian Dardanian Delminium discovered district Drina Duvno Epitaurum Evans existing fragments Gallienus Greek Herzegovina Ilija Illyricum Illyro-Roman inhabitants interior Jirecek Justiniana Justiniana Prima King Genthios known later Lipljan Lissos Macedonian mediaeval mentioned miles milestone milligrammes Mithraic Mommsen Montenegro monuments mountain Municipium Naissus Narona native neighbourhood neighbouring observed old Serbian origin Pirustae plain Plevlje Polje present probably Procopius province Ragusa Ragusa Vecchia referred region Rhizon Risano Risinium river Roman city Roman Emperor Roman inscriptions Roman remains Roman road route ruins Salonae Scodra Scupi seen sepulchral Serbian Skodra Skopia slab Slav Slavonic spot station stone stronghold Sveti Tabula Thracian Tomaschek town traces Trebinje Turkish Ulpiana valley Vardar village walls