Ancient site discovery in Albania halts work on gas pipeline
May 11, 2017
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Work on building a massive gas pipeline through southeastern Europe has been suspended after the discovery of an ancient settlement in eastern Albania, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline company said Wednesday.
The contractor says a "wealth of ceramics" was found in the village of Turan in eastern Albania. The findings are believed to date to the early Iron Age in the 10th and 9th centuries B.C., and to the late Roman period in the 4th and 6th centuries.
The company, created to plan, develop and build the pipeline, said the area was closed off. Work is expected to resume w...