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Another Cultural Monument of First Category, protected by state. The Lekli Castle stands on the hill called Shen Mehill in west part of Golik Mountain. The rocky hill where the castle is situated is chosen for its strategic position to control all the paths and roads which linked Illyria with Epirus, which are known in antiquity as the Straits of Antigonea, which are mentioned in the wars of end of 3d -5th century p. e s. From Lekli Castle it was easy to control the north entrance in the Drinos Valley of all the troups. The Lekli castle has seen with interest from different archaeologists such as Hamondi and Ugolini which visited it in 20th century. Even Albanian archaeologists started to dig close to Lekli castle in 1948, and this continued until they discovered the city of Antigonea by Dh Budina in the hill of Jerme, Saraqinisht. From this moment the Castle of Lekli was left behind. The castle of Lekli belong to IV century p.es. Still there is not a clear view of the shape of Lekli Castle.