Mafsheq

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Mafsheq is a village located in the Krujë District (Albanian: rrethi i Krujes), part of Durrës County, in Albania. Historically the village of Mafsheq has been part of Kurbin District. Mafsheq is separated from Kruje region by Shkreta creek (Albanian: prroji i Shkretes) and the famous Weeping Gorge (Albanian: Gryka e vajes), where after the fall of the city of Kruja to the Ottomans in the 14th century AD, about ninety ethnic Albanian women jumped from a nearby cliff to their death.

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The village of Mafsheq is located on a mountain slope just above the old village (Albanian: Katuni i vjeter) where three creeks meet and form the Droja River (Albanian: lumi i Drojes), which makes Mafsheq a picturesque village surrounded by breathtaking views. Mafsheq has a mild Mediterranean mountain climate and there is no pollution. The area is suitable for hiking and a source of herbs. The water is clean, and there are caves and ancient ruins which date back thousands of years. There are Albanian-constructed stone homes that are hundreds of years old, and have Judeo-Christian symbols carved on them, such as "Kulla Likes" or "Kulla e Beges". Not many live there as most have moved down to Kruja or Fush-kruja but there are still people who live there. Mafsheq has also small rivers contain crystal clean water like the river (Gurrat) and is a beautiful place to look at as you can see mountain over mountain. Mafsheq is also known for the people that have jumped off cliffs and died (RIP) there are also small family grave sites. one of the oldest women that lived their died this year in 2012 (Nane e Likes god rest her soul) she was one of the oldest that lived their all her life that lived until this year. there are also huge big farms that the villagers look after which are also beautiful.

Coordinates: 41°33′N 19°48′E / 41.550°N 19.800°E / 41.550; 19.800