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Map of the Roman Empire - Arabia
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Arabia - Arabia was an ax shaped peninsula which sat between the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. It was divided into three sections: Arabia Deserta (endless sand and unbearable heat), Arabia Felix (a large desert area with some fertile land along the western coast), and Arabia Patraea (which was turned into a Roman province by Trajan in 105 A.D.). Petra was made the capital of the province of Arabia Petraea. The area contained many followers of Jesus and Christianity, until the birth of Islam in 610 A.D. (Also see The Nabataeans).
Arabia - Arabia. (Petraea. Deserta. Felix.) Made a Roman province by Trajan. — Petra. — Persian Gulf. - Ancient Geography
Maps are essential for any serious study, they help students of Roman history understand the geographical locations and historical backgrounds of the places mentioned in historical sources.
Map of the Roman Empire - Places