Roxana: The Light and Dark Sides of An Eastern Beauty

Roxana: The Light and Dark Sides of An Eastern Beauty

Roxana was the daughter of the Bactrian noble Oxyartes, born around 340 B.C.E. She became the first formal wife of Alexander III “the Great” in the spring of 327.  The circumstances surrounding Roxana’s marriage with the Macedonian invader are unclear. It may be that, before the marriage, Roxana, along with her mother and sister were captured by Alexander’s forces before […]

Albanian Waterfalls: Top 10 Waterfalls to Sight in Albania

Albanian Waterfalls: Top 10 Waterfalls to Sight in Albania

The following list included the ten most beautiful Albanian waterfalls, fine, elegant accessories of the nations’ nature.  1. Grunas Waterfall Grunas is Albania’s postcard waterfall, located near the village of Theth in northern Albania. The Alpine waters plunge from a height of 30 meters (98 feet) into an ice-cold, natural pond. The overall humidity reflects a constant rainbow during summer […]

Albanian Canyons: Top 10 Canyons to Traverse in Albania

Albanian Canyons: Top 10 Canyons to Traverse in Albania

Among many natural attractions across the country, Albanian canyons provide lots of opportunities for travelers in search of unique adventurers. In this piece, we highlight Albania’s most attractive canyons; raising awareness in favor of the preservation of such formations. 1. Osum Canyon The majestic canyon of Osum River is the largest in the country, rightfully deemed “Albania’s Grand Canyon”. It […]

Albanian Painters: Names of Top Historic Painters You Ought to Know

Albanian Painters: Names of Top Historic Painters You Ought to Know

Works of Albanian painters are often overlooked by critics though many of them deserve special credit. In their work throughout history, Albanian painters have challenged decades of oppression and censorship to deliver the best artworks to their audiences; below are some short bios of Albania’s most resilient and remarkable painters-ranked in no particular order. 1. Kolë Idromeno (1860-1939) Kolë Idromeno […]