Cities In Ancient Illyria

Cities in ancient Illyria

  • Andetrium
    Andetrium was an ancient city of the Illyrians in the interior of Dalmatia.
  • Bargulum
    Bargulum was a village or fort of the Illyrian Parthini whose location is still unknown.
  • Bassania Bassania
    Bassania was an ancient Illyrian city whose inhabitants may have been hellenised. It was very close to Lissus, a Greek colony.
  • Berginium
    Berginium was an Illyrian town, near Servitium in present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Chinna (Dardania)
    Chinna was an Illyrian settlement located near the White Drin, near the modern-day settlement of Klina.
  • Damastion Damastion
    Damastion was an ancient city in the area of central Balkans. Various sites in Serbia and Macedonia and Albania have been considered as the location of this ancient town.
  • Daorson Daorson
    Daorson was the capital of a Hellenised Illyrian tribe called the Daorsi. The Daorsi lived in the valley of the Neretva River between 300 BC and 50 BC. The remnants of Daorson can be found at Ošanići, near Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Delminium Delminium
    Delminium was an Illyrian city and the capital of the Dalmatae which was located some where near today's Tomislavgrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in between known as Duvno, under which name it also was the seat of a Latin bishopric.
  • Desilo Desilo
    Desilo is a small valley in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, located near the Neretva river and the Croatian border. Archaeological investigations in a small lake there in 2007 led to interesting finds of Illyrian boats.
  • Dimale Dimale
    Dimale was an ancient town in Illyria, possibly situated in the territory of the Illyrian Parthini, east of the ancient Greek colony of Apollonia near modern Krotinë, Berat County, Albania. The city was of uncertain foundation, Greek or Illyrian.
  • Doclea (town)
    Doclea was a Roman city, the seat of the Late Roman province of Praevalitana, and Metropolitan Archbishopric, which is now a Latin Catholic titular see.
  • Doracium
    Doracium, was an ancient town of Illyricum, which Hierocles calls the metropolis of the Provincia Praevalitana – a title which rightly belongs to Scodra. Wesseling has supposed that it might represent Dioclea, but this is not confirmed. Its precise location is not known.
  • Epicaria Epicaria
    Epicaria or Durnium was a settlement in ancient Illyria, of the Illyrian tribe called the Cavii. It was close to Bassania.
  • Eugenium
    Eugenium was a village or fort of the Illyrian Parthini whose location is still unknown.
  • Kinna (ancient town)
    Kinna was an ancient town of the Kinambroi, a tribe of Illyrians, located to the east of Lake Skadar.
  • Kratul
    Kratul was an Illyrian settlement and fortification located in the territories of the Illyrian tribe of Labeates. The archaeological material indicates that life at the settlement was active from the early Iron Age until the 1st century AD.
  • Krujë Krujë
    Krujë is a town and a municipality in north central Albania. Located between Mount Krujë and the Ishëm River, the city is only 20 km north from the capital of Albania, Tirana.
  • Medun Medun
    Medun is a settlement located 13 km northeast of the capital Podgorica, Montenegro. The village houses the archaeological site of the ancient fortified city of Medeon. It is situated in the tribal area of Upper Kuči, one of the highland tribes. In the 2003 census, it had 108 inhabitants.
  • Nareste
    Nareste was an Illyrian settlement of the Delmatae.
  • Nesactium Nesactium
    Nesactium was an ancient fortified town and hill fort of the Histri tribe. Its ruins are located in southern Istria, Croatia, between the villages of Muntić and Valtura.
  • Oneum
    Oneum was an Illyrian settlement of the Delmatae on the site of which, later a Roman city was built.
  • Parthus Parthus
    Parthus or Parthos was a settlement in ancient Illyria, of the Illyrian tribe of the Parthini. Its location is in Shkumbin valley, in modern Albania.
  • Pituntium
    Pituntium was an Illyrian settlement of the Delmatae on the site of which, later a Roman city was built.
  • Promona
    Promona was an ancient city in Illyricum.
  • Rhizon Rhizon
    Rhizon was an ancient settlement located near today's Risan in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. Originally an Illyrian settlement, it was later a Roman city.
  • Risan Risan
    Risan is a town in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. It traces its origins to the ancient settlement of Rhizon, the oldest settlement in the Bay of Kotor.
  • Saloniana
    Saloniana was an Illyrian settlement of the Delmatae.
  • Salvia, Liburnia
    Salvia was an Illyrian settlement Liburnia of the Delmatae.
  • Sesarethus Sesarethus
    Sesarethus was an ancient town of the Sesarethi that remains unlocated. It was most likely ruled by the Thracian Peresadyes. These Sesarethi were Taulantii and not the Sesarethi of the Enchelii. It is mentioned by Strabo and Hecataeus. This tribe was under the effects of Hellenization.
  • Setovia
    Setovia was an Illyrian fortified settlement of the Delmatae.
  • Shkodër Shkodër
    Shkodër or Shkodra is a city in the Republic of Albania. It is the capital of the surrounding county of Shkodër, one of 12 constituent counties of the republic.
  • Skopje Skopje
    Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. It is the country's political, cultural, economic, and academic center. It was known in the Roman period under the name Scupi.
  • Thermidava
    Thermidava was an ancient Dacian town in Illyria mentioned by Ptolemy as an inland town of Dalmatia. It could be located near modern Scodra Roman Emperor Trajan marched with his troops for Naissus and crossed Thermidava prior to the Roman-Dacian Wars. In the town he was greeted by Dacians.
  • Tilurium Tilurium
    Tilurium was an Illyrian fortified settlement of the Delmatae.
  • Uscana Uscana
    Uscana or Hyscana was an ancient city of the Illyrian tribe Penestae.
  • Vindenis Vindenis
    Vindenis was an ancient city in Dardania in Kosovo. Among three road stations that were constructed in Dardania during the Roman Period, Statio Vindenis, is one of the identified stations. This archaeological site is set at the area of the village of Gllamnik, Municipality of Podujeva.

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