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11. Roman Roads in the Palestine Exploration Fund Survey

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1. Title Title of document 11. Roman Roads in the Palestine Exploration Fund Survey - Exploring the Holy Land
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Chaim Ben David; Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee; Israel
3. Subject Discipline(s) Archaeology; History
4. Subject Keyword(s) Roman Roads; Roman Milestones; Survey of Western Palestine; Israel Milestone Committee
5. Subject Subject classification History and Archaeology of the Holy Land
6. Description Abstract Over 40 highways were built in the province of Iudaea/Palaestina between ca. mid 1st to mid 4th centuries, totalling in about 1000 Roman miles of paved roads. This communication network is the most important construction project of the Imperial administration in the province. Though constructed originally for military and administrative purposes, this network had also far-reaching implications for the local population of the province. Hence, this network has a central place in understanding the history of Roman Iudaea/Palaestina in many respects, such as: administration; army presence; geographical-history; economy; mobility; or urbanization.
Exploration of the Roman road-network began with the mapping activity of the PEF in the 1870s’. The PEF Survey of Western Palestine noted paved sections, ancient side walls and milestones and marked on the maps 16 Roman roads. This paper discusses these roads, evaluates the contribution of the PEF survey to the research of Roman roads and presents the 'milestones' of the modern research since then.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 25-Feb-2019
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.34548
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Exploring the Holy Land
16. Language English=en en
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) Middle East
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd