Legend of the Rise and the History of Budva
Budva, as one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic, was founded more than 2,500 years ago. Along with its hinterland, Budva is rich in cultural heritage, especially archaeological (land and underwater), architectural, and intangible cultural heritage as well. Many ancient writers had written about Budva: Sophocles, Euripides, Pseudo-Scylax, as well as Philo of Byblos, who told the legend regarding the origin of Budva - a story about Cadmus and Harmony. After the rule of the Encheleans, and during the Hellenistic and Roman period, Budva became an important center, as evidenced by the findings from ancient necropolises discovered in 1938, 1956-57, and in 1981-82. The Statute of Budva was created in the Middle Ages, and the City Walls of Budva, its organization and fortification of the city, can testify about the rule of the Venetian Republic over Budva (1442-1797). After the Venetian Republic, Budva was ruled by the Austro-Hungarian Empire. France and Russia ruled for a very short period of time, and after them, for almost a century, Budva was ruled by the Austro-Hungarian Empire again until the liberation in 1918.
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