also During the Crusades, armies traveling to the east by land followed the road to Constantinople before crossing into Asia Minor. It is presumed that the Turkish part of the route corresponded with the Ottoman Sol Kol Today's modern highway, Egnatia Odos, runs in parallel with the Via Egnatia between Thessaloniki and the Turkish border on the Evros river. Its name means "Via Egnatia" in Greek, alluding to its ancient predecessor.
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