Sunday, November 24, 2013

Cardo Maximus, Roman Jerusalem (Aelia Capitolina)


Cardo Way, Roman Jerusalem

Roman Provincial Coin of Aelia Capitolina of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Senior
Madaba Mosaic, Cardo represented by the columns down the middle
Cardo Maximus (my pic during a trip to Israel), Jerusalem, built by Hadrian after the renaming of Jerusalem to Aelia Capitolina. This was a north-south road. (The east-west road was called the Decumanus Maximus).
Below is a Roman Provincial coin of Aelia Capitolina of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Senior. I included the coin (my collection) in the pics because this coin may have well circulated in that street as it was minted locally after the street was completed. 
Below the coin is the Jerusalem section of the the Madaba Mosaic (pic from Wikipedia, dating from the 6th century, found in a Byzantine era church) showing the Cardo Way running down the middle of the city. More on the Madaba Mosaic at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madaba_Map

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