Baneri Kryesor Siper


Fatjon Kaloci
The data so far shows that in regions of Skrapar are observed trace of civic life since ancient times. So far, in this province were discovered over 20 settlements of great value to the study of the Illyrian culture of this region and beyond. The fund's largest archaeological data helped researchers conclude that human life in Skrapar has begun to emerge since the X millennium BC.
  • Important findings that indicate an earlier period citizens are prehistoric settlement discovered in the Vlushe. For researchers, Vlusha can be classified as one of the main points nationally, that sheds light on prehistoric culture of our people, in their opinion, the archaeological material clearly represents a point of civic culture of the era of early Mesolithic and Neolithic. The existence of civic life Illyrian provinces Skrapar we prove through a large number of fortified settlements. As is known, this residential culture in our country has begun to appear since the Iron Age. While in this region, the data show that such settlements were born in the second Iron Age onwards. Moreover, it shows the archaeological record, the period between millennia V - BC, Skrapar areas have been quite developed. It is assumed that this has been the most flourishing period of great civic life of the Illyrians. Materials of great importance are the findings at the fortified residence Gores in Potom village. According to researchers, it dates between centuries IV - II BC and played more the role of a civic center watcher. The construction techniques used to work in Gore, are the same as the culture of the ancient city of Antigonea. The role of a fortified residential urban center is has been seen at the ancient towns Tërrovës. According to archaeological evidence, in centuries IV - II BC life in urban areas of the Illyrian tribe Desareteve recognized a greater bloom. Part of her believed to have been the city Zëlënckës. This city is considered by archaeologists as the city Çorovodës predecessor. This idea is given based on how many items of archaeological museum, and in large topographical fund. Zëlënckë city was built on both sides of the river Osum, which linked between them by the Sharova’s bridge. This bridge is still preserved in good condition on its columns, which reach a height of 1.5 m. Even on them has increased in recent times the existing bridge. But since the second century BC and long after the data on the continuity of life in this city are very slim. Only in the sixth century, in the period of Slavic barbarian invasions, the city is mentioned in the documents, but now with a new name CernoVodë (Black Water), today Çorovodë.
    • When historians have spoken to Illyrian-Roman wars of centuries II-III b.C. except Antipatreas (Berat), mentioned the fortified settlements to its east along the valley Apsit (Osum), as Orgesi, Karagu and Gerunti. These fortified towns coincide with Bargullasin, castles of Skrapar and Prishta. Some of the fortresses named in the history of the area of Skrapar are Lavdarit Castle, Dhoresi, Coast of Koroni, Bargullas, Prishta, etc. Traditions of civic life in the towers fortified settlement, almost Skrapar areas maintained their continuity in subsequent periods. Suffice it to mention the fact that the citizens of the province, still carefully preserve cultural background values inherited from the Castle of Skrapar. This castle was built by specialists at the same time the castle Tomori. Skrapar Castle is set on top of the hill facing the city today and when the sun goes down, he hides behind her. Another indicator of the continuity of medieval life in Skrapar, are also Turkish baths constructions (Hamemet). As is known, Hamemet were buildings where people meet enough demand medieval civic life. Hamemet Sllatinjë located in the village, about 5 km southwest of the city of Çorovodë. Sllatinjë is a village that still inhabited to this day and Hamemet, are still preserved in relatively good condition. Hameme researchers think that these are the only ones of their kind, not only for Skrapar, but for the whole country.
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