under Hadrian. The principle Roman road in Jordan is the famous Via Nova Traiana, which some milestones explain extended ‘from the borders of Syria as far as the Red Sea’. In fact, it ran from southern Syria, through the provincial capital of Arabia at Bostra, right down past Petra to Aila on the Gulf of Aqaba, a total of c. 350 km. The photograph shows what was once a well-preserved stretch of the VNT running west of Umm el-Jimal. The borders and central rib are clearly visible, as well as the fieldstones used for the surface. This is the substructure; the surface was beaten earth on top, but that is long gone. Agriculture is now spreading rapidly in this area and already traces visible 25 years ago are gone and more will soon disappear.
Site: Jordan Sub Site: south of Jordan Location: Heshbon – Jordan Period: In the early1st century AD A trace of Roman Road from Livias(and Tall er-Rameh) In Jordan Vally to Essbus (Heshbon)
Description: During the Roman road from Esbus(to Tall el-Hammam. The Roman road measures 14.1 Rm