Skanderbeg

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The national hero in Albania is Skanderbeg (here again several way of spelling his name). he lived in the 14hundreds and stopped the Ottoman campaign to go first to Italy and then Central Europe. He beat them in 25 battles and you will find his name many places,                                                                                                                                                                  DSCF2941c DSCF2941b

His headquarter was in a fortress outside Tirana where they now have a Skanderbeg museum.                                            DSCF2933 DSCF2945 DSCF2935

The museum are from the Hoxha period and that is evident in the wall decorations with super-humans and dressed in white. There is also a woman next to Skanderbeg on the first picture.

,DSCF2937 DSCF2940 DSCF2939                                                                                                                          Skanderbeg had a goat’s head on his helmet.. These are copies, the original sword and helmet are in Vienna.

The view from the fortress was great.

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