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The Roman
Syrian province

In the roman Empire the Syrian province resembles many different features regarding the use of natural stone:
  1. Syria was a melting pot for Roman, Persian, Arabian, Judean
  2. Syria had rugged land due to the presence of the desert
  3. 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
  4. Syria was the western head of the silk-road along which there was trade and cultural exchange with the far eastern countries including china
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.

The Roman-Syrian province
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Prof. Geol. Massimo Coli