Afamia–Apamea

Location


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References

Site

Balty, J. -C. 1988: ‘Apamea in the second and third centuries AD,’ Journal of Roman Studies 78, 91–104 [ general ]

Finds

Balty, J. -C. 1987: ‘Apamée (1986): nouvelles données sur l’armée romaine d’Orient et les raids sassanides du milieu du IIIe siècle,’ Comptes-rendus des séances de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres 131, 213–42 [ epigraphy sculpture general ]

Balty, J. -C. and Rengen, W. van 1993: Apamea in Syria: The Winter Quarters of Legio II Parthica: Roman Gravestones from the Military Cemetery, Bruxelles [ epigraphy sculpture general ]

Visiting and browsing

Apamea: Felsonius VerusApamea: Aurelius Mucianus

There is nothing to see of the fortress itself (its exact location is still uncertain) but the Apamea site museum at Afamia (housed in the caravanserai) contains one of the world's best collections of Roman military tombstones, recovered during the excavation of one of the towers on the city wall. These are almost exclusively from legio II Parthica and its associated auxiliaries.


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Page last updated 31st August 2011

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