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By Professor Robert B. Jackson

whilst Egypt grew to become a province of the Roman Empire in 30 BC after the deaths of Antony and Cleopatra, its immense and mysterious frontier lands had a tremendous effect at the trade, politics and tradition of the empire. This account - half heritage and half gazetteer -focuses on Rome's Egyptian frontier, describing the traditional fortresses, temples, settlements, quarries and aqueducts scattered during the sector and conveying a feeling of what existence used to be like for its population. Robert Jackson has journeyed, by means of jeep and strolling, to almost each recognized Roman web site within the zone, from Siwa Oasis, forty five kilometers from the fashionable Libyan border, to the Sudan. Drawing on either archaeological and old info, he discusses those websites, explaining how Rome extracted unique stone and useful metals from the mountains of the jap wilderness, channelled the wealth of India and East Africa in the course of the wasteland through ports at the pink Sea, built and manned fortresses within the far-off oases of the Western barren region, and facilitated the growth of agricultural groups within the wasteland that at last skilled the earliest large-scale conversions to Christianity in Egypt.
Illustrated with many photos, the amount could be helpful to archaeologists, classicists, and guests to the region.

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