A journey through Albania's history.
Tirana's Italian heritage.
Tirana's vast main plaza.
Inside awaits a vast and stunning treasure chest of the country's rich heritage - from antiquity to today.
The head of Apollo - the God of sun, light, music, knowledge. 4th century BC.
The Bektashi Türbe of Kapllan Pasha.
A heroic vision of Albania's distant past in the prescribed canon of socialist realism.
One of the very few surviving monuments from the Communist period in central Tirana.
No matter how urgent your business might be, there's always time for a 'filxhan kafeje' in Tirana.
Bari, April 1939. Italian soldiers heading to Albania and the occupation of the country.
Tirana 1939. Albania on its knees to Fascist Italy.
The victims of Albanian Communism under the 41 years of Enver Hoxha's rule were many tens of thousands.
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