A Recently Discovered Roman Military Camp in the Central Areas of the Mountain

Roman military installations and pottery have also been traced in inner areas of Jebel Bishri showing that the central areas were not devoid of the Roman control either. The maps illustrating the Roman history, however, indicate that the area is empty of finds. This is due to the fact that before the Finnish project the vast surface area of Jebel Bishri was practically unexplored.

Identifying a Roman military camp in prospection with a high resolution QuickBird satellite image taken from the central area of Jebel Bishri, a mountain in Central Syria. © Eurimage.

Prospecting a Roman military camp with a QuickBird satellite image. ©Eurimage.

A Roman military camp studied on the ground and a road leading into it and out of the camp on Jebel Bishri, a mountain in Central Syria. Photo: Kenneth Lönnqvist (Silver) 2005, © SYGIS.

A Roman military camp on the ground and a road leading in and out of the camp. Photo: Kenneth Lönnqvist 2005 © SYGIS – Jebel Bishri, the Finnish Project in Syria

Late Roman pottery found in the area of the Roman military camp. Photo: Kenneth Lönnqvist (Silver) 2005, © SYGIS.

Late Roman pottery found next to the camp. Photo: Kenneth Lönnqvist 2005 © SYGIS – Jebel Bishri, the Finnish Project in Syria