Town's stormy past
Ulqini is one of the oldest
towns on the Adriatic coast. From ancient times up to the end of 19 th
century, its geographic position made it the goal of conquest. Some
conquers spent a long time there, some stayed only for a short time, but
all of them left something behind. Throughout history Ulqini was marked by
a great number of events.
Traces of oldest life in Ulqini were discovered on the shore of the lake
Liqeni Zogajsh, on the locality of Çeret. When the ground was prepared
for the construction of the salt flats, earth floors of bronze-age
Illyrian settlements were found. From this period also date two earth
burial mounds (tumuli), Illyrian tombs dating from their life in the
They were found on the village of Zogaj, on the Bregu i kuq locality. When
the Illyrians left the lowlands because of danger of enemies and moved
into the mountains, they used stone mounds for enterrment.
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