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By Professor Robert B. Jackson

ISBN-10: 0300088566

ISBN-13: 9780300088564

while Egypt grew to become a province of the Roman Empire in 30 BC after the deaths of Antony and Cleopatra, its colossal and mysterious frontier lands had an incredible impression at the trade, politics and tradition of the empire. This account - half heritage and half gazetteer -focuses on Rome's Egyptian frontier, describing the traditional fortresses, temples, settlements, quarries and aqueducts scattered in the course of the zone and conveying a feeling of what lifestyles used to be like for its population. Robert Jackson has journeyed, through jeep and strolling, to nearly each identified Roman web site within the quarter, from Siwa Oasis, forty five kilometers from the trendy Libyan border, to the Sudan. Drawing on either archaeological and historic details, he discusses those websites, explaining how Rome extracted unique stone and priceless metals from the mountains of the japanese wasteland, channelled the wealth of India and East Africa in the course of the wilderness through ports at the crimson Sea, built and manned fortresses within the far away oases of the Western wilderness, and facilitated the growth of agricultural groups within the desolate tract that at last skilled the earliest large-scale conversions to Christianity in Egypt.
Illustrated with many photos, the amount could be worthwhile to archaeologists, classicists, and guests to the region.

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