Via Egnatia

Event or Heritage: 
Heritage
The Silk Road discovers the Prrenjas area of Albania which is famous for its Via Egnatia! This route crossed more than 800 km along the Southern Balkans and was 10 meters wide. Via Egnatia was built with stones and served for passengers and cargo transport. In ancient times the Prrenjas area was populated by Illyrians, who were actively involved into trade of artisanal crafts. A route of commerce, Via Egnatia also served as a transit route for goods sold in the Italian Peninsula and in the Mediterranean region. Via Egnatia was built in the middle of the 2nd century BC on the basis of the old road in Kandavia. It started in Dyrrau and Apollonia and passed through the Balkans and Thessaloniki to Istanbul. The most trusted source about the Via Egnatia is diary of an unknown monk, who travelled along the route in 333 AD on his way back from Jerusalem. He has marked the stages of his journey, mentioning distance, accommodations and horse changing points.
Type of heritage: 
Tangible (monuments, buildings, architecture, landscapes)
Silk road connection: 
Via Egnatia
Name of the Organization: 
Municipality of Prrenjas
Type of the Organizer: 
Government
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Locations

Qukes Village
Via Egnatia
Prrenjas
Albania
Qukes Village
Via Egnatia
Prrenjas
Albania
41° 4' 15.528" N, 20° 32' 53.556" E