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Arapaj is a veelage in the municipality o Rrashbull, Durrës Coonty, Albanie. It is a soothren suburb o Durrës, locatit near the Mediterranean coast, approximately 6 kilometres sooth o this ceety.[1][2]

Arapaj is a notit airchaeological site, containin the substantial Basilica o Saunt Michael dedicatit tae Saunt Michael, an early Palaeo-Christian kirk which is believed tae back tae the fift or saxt century.[3] [4]It haes been declared a Cultural Monument o Albanie acause o its airchitectural significance.[5]A mosaic unearthed in the Basilica an aa demonstrates hou engrained its cultur wis later on wi the early Byzantine Empire.[6]

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  3. Albania today, 1981, p.46
  4. "Shen Mehill Arapaj Basilica - holiday Albania". Archived frae the original on 17 Julie 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  5. "Religious buildings with the "Culture Monument" status". Republic of Albania National Committee for Cult. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
  6. Winnifrith, Tom (1991). Perspectives on Albania. Warwick studies in the European humanities. Macmillan. ISBN 0333512820.

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