Milestones in Late Antique Palaestinae and Arabia

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August Ancient Near East Today

By: Marlena Whiting

Travellers have always needed to know where they are in order to get where they wanted to go. Milestones are a universal feature of the road system of the Roman Empire. They occur from Britain to Arabia, and are especially plentiful in the eastern provinces, including Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Syria, Palestine, and Arabia. Often inscribed with the emperor’s name as well as useful information like distances, milestones constitute highly visible roadside (more…)

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