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The third mound in Himare, prehistoric evidence of the burial rite among the Illyrians

Impressive discoveries in Himare

Himare prehistoric evidence

The work started in 2018 has resulted in important discoveries in the prehistoric tumular cemetery in Himare. The municipality located between Vlore and Sarande has produced evidence documenting the burial rite, as archaeologists claim from the XI-X centuries BC.

Initially, Prime Minister Edi Rama was the one who published the images of the structure of the third mound in the mound complex. It is about the hill graves, where a family or tribe was buried.

“Impressive discoveries in Himarë” is the title of the announcement of Prime Minister Rama, where it is shown that during the excavations in October, the third mound was discovered, near the tumulus cemetery in Himarë, “which presents unique elements of the architecture of the construction of hill tombs”.

Himare prehistoric evidence

Since 2018, work had begun in Himarë on what was already considered the most important archaeological work of recent years. At that time, the allusions reached the level where it was believed that the tumor cemetery belongs to the period of the XV-XII centuries. It is about archaeological structures that had emerged from the course of the Koram stream. Since then, it has been constantly said that the importance of the discovery is extremely great, as the Illyrian traces in Himare are proven, because tumor cemeteries are a prehistoric tradition. With this discovery, Himara on the banks of the Ionian has entered the prehistoric archaeological map. Movable finds, in addition to the bones, have added value to the ancient settlement./KOHA