BBC highlights Albania's long-lost Roman city





Enver Hoxha, the Stalinist communist dictator of Albania until 1985, was proud of Butrint.

At the height of the Cold War in the 1960s he showed Nikita Khrushchev around. But only after the sites in the forest were sprayed with DDT and purged of snakes, wild animals and insects.

Khrushchev was more interested in establishing a secret submarine base in the lake of Butrint - an idea that Hoxha did not follow up.

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