Cite this as: Zoto, R. and Meshini, M. 2019 The Trans Adriatic Pipeline project (TAP) in Albania: Opportunities for archaeology, Internet Archaeology 51. https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.51.7
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is one of the major developments in Albania for the transportation of
natural gas from the Caspian region to Western Europe through Albania and the Adriatic Sea. The pipeline is 215 km long within Albania and passes near rich areas with cultural monuments, archaeological sites and antique streets.
The study, design and implementation of TAP project works has been a complex process, progressing through
several phases. As a major development, TAP and archaeological heritage organisations have supported each other by enabling progress through the preservation and promotion of shared values. This cooperation has led to many enhancements.