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Hasmonaeans

Hasmonaeans: Jewish dynasty, ruled Judaea between 152 and 37 BCE, first as high priests, later as kings.

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Coriovallum (Heerlen)

Coriovallum, modern Heerlen in the Netherlands, was a village near a stopping-place on the road between Tongeren and Cologne. There were also roads to Trier and Xanten.

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The Edges of the Earth (3)

The first author to describe the Low Countries was Pytheas of Massilia, who passed along the coast of Flanders and Holland in his way to the amber island Helgoland in c.325 BCE. He noted that in these regions, more people died in the struggle against water than in the struggle against men.…

Coriovallum, modern Heerlen in the Netherlands, was a village near a stopping-place on the road between Tongeren and Cologne. There were also roads to Trier and Xanten.

This page was created on 21 October 2014.

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The Edges of the Earth (2)

Hecataeus' world map
The map of Hecataeus of Miletus (c.550-c.490) can be seen as the first attempt to break away from the schematic approach described above. It is more or less correct as far as the Mediterranean is depicted, but Asia is much too small. Moreover, Hecataeus still…

Coriovallum, modern Heerlen in the Netherlands, was a village near a stopping-place on the road between Tongeren and Cologne. There were also roads to Trier and Xanten.

This page was created on 21 October 2014.

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The Edges of the Earth (1)

Edges of the earth: the parts of the world where, according to the myths of the ancient Greeks and Romans, fabulous creatures and savage barbarians lived. These legendary beliefs influenced geography and can still obstruct our understanding of ancient ethnography.

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Moab

Moab: Bronze and Iron Age kingdom, directly east of the Dead Sea, situated in modern Jordan.

This page was created on 10 October 2014.

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