Gruppo di ricerca sulla geologia delle Risorse Lapidee - Università degli Studi di Firenze - Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra - www.geo.unifi.it
In the roman Empire the Syrian province resembles many different features regarding the use of natural stone:
We studied the use of the natural stone in some important fortresses, trading points or safeguard posts on the via Nova Traiana which connected the southern caravan routes to the silk-road.
- Syria was a melting pot for Roman, Persian, Arabian, Judean
- Syria had rugged land due to the presence of the desert
- Syria was a border land often subject to wars and incursions, therefore the Romans built the “Limes Arabicus” a series of fortresses, strongholds and watch towers
- Syria was the western head of the silk-road along which there was trade and cultural exchange with the far eastern countries including china
Visualizza Roman Syrian province in una mappa di dimensioni maggiori