The Nymphaeum of the ancient city of Apollonia, in Southern Albania, has suffered ‘irreversible damage’ during the coronavirus lockdown.
In April, while Albania was under quarantine, unidentified persons knocked down two of the columns of the monumental fountain in the National Archaeological Park of Apollonia near Fier.
The director of the park told Fax News that during the following week work to reconstruct the object will begin. She said that a report had been filed with the prosecution office since April.
On June 12, President Ilir Meta called on authorities to investigate the event and to begin restoration immediately.
The Nymphaeum was a decorative drinking fountain fed by underground water sources. It is the biggest and best preserved monument in Apollonia.