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During the 2nd century CE, the city’s status as a major trade center was further enhanced by the construction of the “Via Egnatia”, a roadway linking the Adriatic with Thessalonica and then with Constantinople. The largest of all public buildings constructed in Dyrrachium during the 1st and 2nd centuries CE is the amphitheater, with an estimated capacity of 15,000 - 20,000 people, situated near the center of the modern city. Other important archaeological finds are the public baths dating back from the 2nd century CE, the remains of a 15 km long aqueduct built during the reign of Hadrian, the Byzantine era walls and the round forum-macellum built in the 5th - 6th ,centuries CE. The Amphitheatre of Durres resembles with the same monuments of Pompey and Capua in Italy .