Markus Gschwind

Qreiye/Ayyash, Syrien: Die Arbeiten der Jahre 2014 und 2015

After Lucius Verus had pushed the Eastern Frontier of the Roman Empire as far east as the Tigris and Khabur rivers, Septimius Severus based two large military garrisons on the route that crosses the Syrian desert following the Euphrates valley. At Dura-Europos the troops moved into the existing Hellenistic- Parthian city and left a rich epigraphic and papyrological evidence whereas at Qreiye-Ayyash they built a new fort, which was documented by fieldwork carried out in 2002–2005.