in the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, where some of the finer perfume plants were grown. It went north, parallel to the Red Sea, with approximately 65 resting stations. Towards the end of the route, at Dedan, it divided into a few different routes. One turned north eastward, toward Mesopotamia. Two other routes were directed toward the seas - both ultimately brought the perfume, spices and incense to Petra. One continued inland directly to Petra while the other turned southward to the port of Leuce Come, situated beside the east shore of the Red Sea. From there this route continued by land, also to Petra.
Site: Southern Jordan Sub Site: Ancient Roman Road (Via Traiana Nova) Location: Look at the map Period: 98 to 117 AD.
Description: The Via Traiana Nova (previously known as the Via Regia) was an ancient Roman road built by the emperor Trajan. It was specifically known as the Via Traiana Nova in order to distinguish it from the Via Traiana in Italy.Trajan built a major road, the Via Nova Traiana, from Bostra to Aila on the Red Sea, a distance of 267 miles. Built between AD 111 and 114, its primary purpose may have been to provide efficient transportation for troop movements and government officials. It is occasionally also referred to simply as the 'Via Nova, or 'Via Nova Traiana and was completed