Albanian dating customs
The area occupied by Tirana has been populated since Paleolithic times dating back 10,000 to 30,000 years ago.As argued by various archaeologists, Tirana and its suburbs are filled with Illyrian toponyms as its precincts are some of the earliest regions in Albania to be inhabited.During this period, the Et'hem Bey Mosque, built by Molla Bey of Petrela, was constructed.It employed the best artisans in the country and was completed in 1821 by Molla's son Etëhem, who was also Sulejman Bargjini's grandnephew.“They’re very proud of their families, of their nephews and nieces.” And as long as they live an honorable life, they’re respected and treated as important members of society.Albania has made some progress when it comes to women’s rights, but some small towns haven’t fully transitioned into modernity yet.For many years, the only way to escape the rigid structures of society was to choose not to live as a female.Clockwise from top: Statue of Skanderbeg in the city centre, the Orthodox Cathedral, a new Pedestrian street, Toptani Shopping Mall, the Tomb of Kapllan Pasha, view of the mosaic above the entrance of the National Museum, Administration Building of Tirana and Tirana looking from above of Mountain Dajti; regional Gheg Albanian: Tirona) is the capital and largest city of Albania and as well the heart of Albania's cultural, economic and governmental activity.
In 1510, Marin Barleti, an Albanian Catholic priest and scholar, in the biography of the Albanian national hero Skanderbeg, Historia de vita et gestis Scanderbegi Epirotarum principis (The story of life and deeds of Skanderbeg, the prince of Epirotes), referred to this area as a small village.
in Albanian) are Albanian women who decide to ignore their female identity and live as men in the Balkans.
Photographer Jill Peters traveled to Northern Albania to meet and photograph these women.
Tirana was founded as a city in 1614 although the area has been continuously inhabited since antiquity.
An almost unimportant centre until the beginning of the 20th century, Tirana was proclaimed as the capital of Albania in 1920.
D., with other remains found near a medieval temple at Shengjin Fountain in the eastern suburbs.