Illyrian Royal Tombs

Ruins in Pogradec

Selca E Poshtme Village
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The Illyrian Tombs of Selca e Poshtme are located near the village of Selcë e Poshtme (Lower Selcë) in Albania.

The tombs are from the necropolis of the ancient city of Pelion which is situated on a hill between the village of Selcë e Poshtme and the river Shkumbin. The settlement is thought to have been continuously inhabited from the Bronze Age. From the 4th to 1st centuries BC Selcë e Poshtme was the royal residence of Illyrian kings. In 335 BC Alexander the Great advanced his army here to attack the Illyrians in order to secure Macedonia’s northern border. In Roman days the Via Egnatia, the roman road from Durres to Istanbul passed close by.

The hill with the archaeological site and the tombs are on the right below the summit.

The Illyrian Royal Tombs appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Pogradec!

Other names of Illyrian Royal Tombs

The Illyrian Royal Tombs has the following names: Varret e Selcës së Poshtme (Albanian).

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Visiting Illyrian Royal Tombs

Address: Mokër Municipality of Pogradec Albania
Duration: 1 hours

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