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Illyria The Ancient Albania

Annis2010-05-10 01:26:36 +0000 #1
ILLYRIA ===> ALBANIA

Albanian Map in the ancient time



Illyrians

The origins of the Albanian people, as was mentioned before, are not definitely known, but data drawn from history and from linguistic, archaeological, and anthropological studies have led to the conclusion that Albanians are the direct descendants of the ancient Illyrians and that the latter were natives of the lands they inhabited. Similarly, the Albanian language derives from the language of the Illyrians, the transition from Illyrian to Albanian apparently occurring between the 4th and 6th centuries AD.

Illyrian culture is believed to have evolved from the Stone Age and to have manifested itself in the territory of Albania towardthe beginning of the Bronze Age, about 2000 BC. The Illyrians were not a uniform body of people but a conglomeration of many tribes that inhabited the western part of the Balkans, from what is now Slovenia in the northwest to and including the region of Epirus, which extends about halfway down the mainland of modern Greece. In general, Illyrians in the highlands of Albania were more isolated than those in the lowlands, and their culture evolved more slowly--a distinction that persisted throughout Albania's history.

In its beginning, the kingdom of Illyria comprised the actual territories of Dalmatia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, with a large part of modern Serbia. Shkodra (Scutari) was its capital, just as it is now, the most important center of Northern Albania.

The earliest known king of Illyria was Hyllus (The Star) who is recorded to have died in the year 1225 B.C. The Kingdom, however, reached its zenith in the fourth century B.C. when Bardhylus (White Star), one of the most prominent of the Illyrian kings, united under scepter the kingdoms of Illyria, Molossia (***) and a good part of Macedonia. But its decay began under the same ruler as a result of the attacks made on it by Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great.

In the year 232 B.C. the Illyrian throne was occupied by Teuta, the celebrated Queen whom historians have called Catherine the Great of Illyria. The depredations of her thriving navy on the rising commercial development of the Republic forced the Roman Senate to declare war against the Queen. A huge army and navy under the command of of Santumalus and Alvinus attacked Central Albania, and, after two years of protracted warfare, Teuta was induced for peace (227 B.C.)

The last king of Illyria was Gentius, of pathetic memory. In 165 B.C. he was defeated by the Romans and brought to Rome as a captive.

Henceforth, Illyria consisting of the Enkalayes, the Taulantes, the Epirotes, and the Ardianes, became a Roman dependency. She was carved out into three independent republics the capitals of which were respectively Scodar (Shkoder), Epidamnus (Durres) and Dulcigno (todays' Ulqin in Montenegro).

Authors of antiquity relate that the Illyrians were a sociable and hospitable people, renowned for their daring and bravery at war. Illyrian women were fairly equal in status to the men, even to the point of becoming heads of tribal federations. In matters of religion, Illyrians were pagans who believed in an afterlife and buried their dead along with arms and various articles intended for personal use. The land of Illyria was rich in minerals--iron, copper, gold, silver--and Illyrians became skillful in the mining and processing of metals. They were highly skilled boat builders and sailors as well; indeed, their light, swift galleys known as liburnae were of such superior design that the Romans incorporated them into their own fleet as a type of warship called the Liburnian.

FORZA ALBANIA

ILLYRIA / ARBERIA / SHQIPERIA / ALBANIA


ARBANITAI2010-05-10 01:30:54 +0000 #2
The reason why i state this fact is probably cuz i want ppl to make sure on what they say about Albanian Identity and not just talk about it which dont even know what they says and just dont makes any sense at all..

The Ancient Illyrians origine of Albanians

Library of Congress article on the ancient Albanians, a name which derives from the name of an Illyrian tribe called the Arber, or Arbereshë, and later Albanoi, that lived near Durrës. The Illyrians were Indo-European tribesmen who appeared in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula about 1000 B.C.

Abstract explains the shadowy history of the Thrace, known to the Greeks as ths birthplace of Ares.

A detailed article which showed the Albanians were Illyrians, and That the Albanians were the first settlers in the Balkans.

The caucasus map a truly lie

to be honest, i was searching some info somewhere and sudenly i saw this "map" in the caucasus and it was a schok for me, but also it was very funny to see it, when i saw this crap map, but after a couple of seconds i was thinking about all the Illyrians history and all the similiarities we now as Albanians have with them, firstly the Albanian Language was found out that is the only language which is most in common with the old Illirian language the traditions the culture and the Music, and many many more things were proven that the Albanians are 100% the descents of Illyrians.

So the map with the name "Albania" in the caucasus region was simply nothing else´s then just a fantasy lie or what ever you call it, which probably were maded by ignorant serbs seperatist or greeks who just dislike the fact that the Íllyrians are the now Albanians , but who care what they say since its only them who think that way, even though they have no facts and they probably know its not even true, but just like to say it as bad ignorants, exept them the whole world accept the Illyrian->Albanian original true Albanian Identity.
ulster212010-05-10 01:38:09 +0000 #3
What is the point of this thread? To try to say that Albania should be able to take over parts of Greece, Bosnia, & Serbia?
ARBANITAI2010-05-10 02:34:26 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by ulster21

What is the point of this thread? To try to say that Albania should be able to take over parts of Greece, Bosnia, & Serbia?

No we are not talkin about to take our land back again, its a map of Ancient Albania (Illyria), but its very good you asked about the point of this thread cuz the point of this thread is actually to tell some ppl about Albanian Identity and origine, cuz some of them saying include you: that

"albanians are not europeans" or their from the caspic and shit like that..

and for serbs here, which are crying and claim for a country which even isnt theirs, wer talkin about Kosova.. its nothing important just to be sure...
Gerasim2010-05-10 02:36:50 +0000 #5
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Gerasim2010-05-10 02:42:39 +0000 #6
Hey, Madronnie

Did you check your "succes to SFN" thread,

F*cking OWN3D!!!!!!
ARIANIT_C2010-05-10 02:40:18 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by Gerasim

You guys still live in the past, like 3000 years ago in the past, LMAO

HAHAHHAHA

lol how naive

Even though wer far better then the SLAVS, Yes its right we Albanians have very rich and long History as for 3000 years and even more as the ancient nation of balcans... instead serbs have no History

they dont even belong to Balcans they first came here in the 7th century like rabbits or whatever

The worst is when a nation hasnt even an own history like the serbs that dont have anything related in the balcans their history is back to eastern russia or even far away..

Man honestly let me ask u something what r doing here better get back where u belong to ???

Look what a great Man once said: I allways loved this

No nation can long survive without pride in it's traditions and history."- Winston Churchill
ARBANITAI2010-05-10 03:59:34 +0000 #8
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Originally Posted by ARIANIT_C

lol how naive

Even though wer far better then the SLAVS, Yes its right we Albanians have very rich and long History as for 3000 years and even more as the ancient nation of balcans... instead serbs have no History

they dont even belong to Balcans they first came here in the 7th century like rabbits or whatever

The worst is when a nation hasnt even an own history like the serbs that dont have anything related in the balcans their history is back to eastern russia or even far away..

Man honestly let me ask u something what r doing here better get back where u belong to ???

Look what a great Man once said: I allways loved this

No nation can long survive without pride in it's traditions and history."- Winston Churchill

VERY CLEVER POINT

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