2nd C BC Roman Road (revived after the 5th C AD as the major road of Byzantium) connecting Byzantium (Constantinople) with Dyrrachium (Durres) -from where it connected across the Adriatic with the Via Appia to Rome at Brundisium (Brindisi). See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Via_Egnatia
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- Archaeological site of Philippi: "The 535 mile long Roman highway Via Egnatia joining Dyrrachium with Byzantion crossed the city from the Krinides gate to the Neapolis and was the main east-west street (decumanus maximus) of the city. Sections of the paving remain today, with large rectangular slabs of marble showing traces of cart wheels" (AB eval)
- Istanbul: The road started at the "Milion" from where distance were calculated. It exited the walls at the Porta Aurea Link
- Ohrid Region: The Via Egnatia went round the northern side of Lake Ohrid, passing through the towns of Lychnidos (Ohrid) and Enchalon (Struga).
- Thessalonika: Odos Egnatia is still a major street in Thessalonika and the Paleo-Christian churches of Panagia and Christ Saviour face on to it. See Link
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