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Traces of three Roman marching camps were found in Jordan

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Traces of three Roman marching camps were found in Jordan
Traces of three Roman marching camps were found in Jordan

In what is now southern Jordan, at least three Roman marching camps were discovered, which were probably established during the military campaign towards Arabia.

The discovery was made as part of the “Endangered Archeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA)” project, which analyzes satellite images. Scientists managed to notice rectangular traces of camp fortifications in the desert (so-called titulus). The camps are located 37 to 45 km from each other. The camps were rather small and could accommodate small troops.

At this point, it is difficult to determine when exactly the fortifications were established. Researchers claim that the Romans operated in these areas in 62 BCE when they set out against the Nabataean kingdom, or in 106 CE when the kingdom was finally conquered.

These are not the first finds of this type in Jordan; so far, traces of four objects of this type have been found.

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