Tag Archives: Dyrrachium

Walking the Via Egnatia 2010

The Via Egnatia Foundation is finalising the plans for the second and final section of the walk, or caravan, along the Via Egnatia which will be completed in two phases in May/June and July this year. The caravan will start … Continue reading

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New Book – The world of European roads – from antiquity in the early modern times

I have discovered a new book on ancient European roads by Thomas Szasbo. The Via Egnatia is mentioned. The link below is a poor Live Search Translation, but for those interested in the Via Egnatia and the wider road system … Continue reading

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Walking to Find Byzantium

I have waited until now to catch-up on the walk I have just completed with a group from the Via Egnatia Foundation. Warning this is a long post! I thought I needed time to reflect before putting finger to keyboard. … Continue reading

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Walking to Byzantium

The road would have been used by Caesar and Pompey, Octavian and Mark Anthony, Constantine himself and numerous other Byzantine Emperors as they fought to defend their Empire. It was the route used by invaders such as the Crusaders, including the infamous Bohemond who was finally defeated by Alexius near Dyrrachium (modern Durres). Continue reading

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