Between Ancient Rhodes and Israel: Comparing Literary and Material Cultures

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By: Richard Freund

The ancient Mediterranean world was formed of countless interconnections. I have been working at Bethsaida, a city by the north shore of the Sea of Galilee for the past 25 years. Part of our work has been to map the roads system connecting Bethsaida to the coast and to the Mediterranean beyond, Damascus to the east, and to trace influence down to Egypt, from the Iron Age through the Roman period.

Figure 1-from Roman Roads in the Upper Galilee, 1997 MA thesis of April Whitten, UNO, p. 51

Figure 1-from Roman Roads in

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