Durres can be compared to the largest cities of the ancient Mediterranean and the Mediterranean. The city of Epidamn Dyrak was built by the Illyrians Taulant, the swallows in the XIII-XI centuries BC.According to ancient authors, this city was founded by two kings of Illyrian origin named Dyrah and Epidamn. King Epidamn, built the fortified part of the city southeast of Mount Durres, while his nephew Dyrrak, built the Port that for many, many centuries bear his name. From these two names survived to this day, the name Dyrrah-Durrësi, for its role as a harbor-Port.