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Less than one percent of the Via Egnatia still shows Roman paving stones, such as these near

Mirakë in eastern Albania.

Opposite

: Women stroll the waterfront in Durrës, Albania, western

terminus of the Via Egnatia and today the country's leading port.

Far right

: Homes in Durrës stand

amid ruins overlooking the Strait of Otranto on the Adriatic Sea. Seventy-two kilometers over the

water lies Brindisi, Italy, the southern terminus of the Via Appia to Rome.

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