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Lost Roman outpost discovered in southern Jordan


http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/...ern-jordan
Quote:Lost Roman outpost discovered in southern Jordan
Lost? Here's David Kennedy's Roman Army in Jordan (London 2000), p. 198:
Quote:Twenty-six kilometres north of Rujm Taba, the small fort of Gharandal has been one of the better known in the [Wadi] Araba for many years.
His text is accompanied by an RAF vertical photo of the fort from 1938!

Lost? Perhaps there is some hype going on? :whistle:
Well, regardless, the fact they've dated it to the reign of the Tetrarchs and even identified the unit (Cohors II Galatorum) is exciting in and of itself, really.

Unless they scoped that out from the plane before, too? :-P
Quote:Well, regardless, the fact they've dated it to the reign of the Tetrarchs ...
Agreed.


Quote:... and even identified the unit (Cohors II Galatorum) is exciting in and of itself, really. Unless they scoped that out from the plane before, too? :-P
The N.D., actually. (Or. 34.44, quoted by Kennedy on p. 198: "cohors secunda Galatarum, Arieldela".)
I remember picking up this book many years ago in a second hand book shop and ever since I wish I'd bought it, just that brief glimpse was fascinating...

Rome's desert frontier from the air D. L. Kennedy, Derrick N. Riley

on page 209 is a photo with a ground view of the fort looking west taken by D.L.Kennedy in1985 (assuming there's only one fort at Gharandal that is)

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