Roman Egnatia

Roman Egnatia - the ancient highway

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Roman Egnatia Highway

Via Egnatia was one of the major road of the Roman Empire. The Via Egnatia passed from the Adriatic coast, Durres, Heraclea, Edessa, Pella, Thessaloniki, Apollonia, Amphipolis, Philippi, Topeiro, Maximianoupolis, Traianoupolis, Evros ended in Constantinople.
The highway was named in honor of the Roman official Gaius Egnatius who built it.
The road was built accord to Roman engineering practices with stone blocks placed on a solid compact sand foundation. All along the highways a Roman traveler would find, signage, construction camps, stations and change horses, bridges, entrances to towns and inland routes. Indeed, Roman roads large homogeneity in all parts of the Empire. 
Parts of the Old Roman are visible in the archaeological site of Philippi and in parts of the Evros Delta.
 

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    Address 18th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Krinides, Τ.Κ. 64003, Filippoi (Prefecture of Kavala) Archeologikos Choros Philippi 12, Kavala, Greece

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