Syria and Palestine, 2nd and 1st cents. BC
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The Syrian-Palestinian region was an important link between Asia Minor and the south (Arabia and Egypt) throughout Antiquity. This was where overland routes from north, south and east met, and there were important trading centres and harbour cities here through which trade was conducted into the Mediterranean region.

Accordingly, the region was constantly fought over…

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Wittke, A.-M., “Syria and Palestine, 2nd and 1st cents. BC”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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