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Artemis in Dyrrhachion

In the hills northwest of the modern city of Durrës (Albania), the ancient Epidamne-Dyrrhachion, Vangjel Toçi unearthed from May 1970 to October 1971 a huge votive deposit dating from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period: about 1.8 t of figurative terracotta fragments with a majority of protomai (probably the largest find of this kind in the Mediterranean world), about 4 t of ceramic shards, more than 600 bronze coins, as well as some fragments of stone sculptures and bronze objects. The...

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