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The adventurous wouldn’t dare miss an opportunity to experience Kamenica, a mysterious and diverse burial mound in Albania that carries nearly seven centuries of history. But the site itself was in jeopardy of dying until University of Cincinnati Classics alum Ols Lafe came to the rescue.

Thanks to Lafe the U.S. State Department is now aiding the preservation of this late Bronze Age treasure in Kamenica through its Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation. 

As the director for cultural heritage at the Albanian Ministry of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports, Lafe helped secure funding to preserve the Tumulus of Kamenica, a rare and important piece of Albanian heritage.


Read the rest of the profile in the McMicken monthly here.