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, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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