The Via Nova Traiana Between Petra and Ayn Al-Qana In Arabia Petraea

Fawzi Abudanah, Mohammad B. Tarawneh, Saad Twaissi, Sarah Wenner, Adeeb Al-Salameen

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This paper presents new evidence, based on systematic fieldwork, concerning the most likely path of the Roman road, the via nova Traiana, in the area between Petra and Ayn al-Qana in southern Jordan. Special attention is given to the work of David Graf, the most recent fieldwork study, prior to the present investigation, dealing with the same issue, that of the via nova Traiana. It also presents a detailed description of the route of the Roman road, adds new information to Graf's study, and challenges some of his suggestions. The paper also considers other ancient roads that were directly connected to the Roman highway.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-412
Number of pages24
JournalOxford Journal of Archaeology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Archaeology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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