Palmira - ܬܕܡܘܪܬܐ

Door City of the Roman Empire to the East

  • Andrea Piccini Universidade de São Paulo. Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia. Laboratório de Arqueologia Romana Provincial-LARP
Keywords: Roman city archeology, Roman city in Syria, City reconstruction, Roman Province of the Near East, Urbanization of the Roman City

Abstract

The basis of this research project was the documentary, bibliographic and photographic survey with visits to the excavations in the field, as well the Palmyra Museum and the last visit to the Damascus Archaeological Museum in 2002. The justification for choosing this city, besides the strategic position of control of the peripheral territories of the Roman Empire far from the capital, Rome, is also evidenced by the strong presence of trading points that promoted part of the Empire’s wealth through trade with other Central Asian countries, India, China and all territories in around the Persian Gulf. The architecture of the city’s reconstruction and the archaeological remains of the Roman era reveal the grandeur and importance Palmira assumed when it was declared the City of the Roman Empire.

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Author Biography

Andrea Piccini, Universidade de São Paulo. Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia. Laboratório de Arqueologia Romana Provincial-LARP

Pesquisador Associado do Laboratório de Arqueologia Romana Provincial, LARP-MAE/USP

References

Fernandes P. e Piccini. A. 2018. Palmira: porta do Império Romano para Oriente – Mapa da zona arqueológica de Palmira, em Narrativa, LARP/MAE, São Paulo. Disponível em: <http://www.larp.mae.usp.br/narrativas/>. Acesso 26 set.2019.

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Published
2019-11-21
How to Cite
Piccini, A. (2019). Palmira - ܬܕܡܘܪܬܐ. Revista Do Museu De Arqueologia E Etnologia, (32), 203-210. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2448-1750.revmae.2019.164263