The Roman Milestone

The Roman milestone was discovered in 1975. It’s discovery confirms that site labeled as a ’border-town’ in Mark 2:13-15 sat on the all important road connecting ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia known as the Via Maris.

The inscription reads as follows: IMPERATOR CAESAR DIVI TRAIANI PARTHICI FILIUS DIVI NERVAE NEPOS TRAIANUS ADRANUS AUGUSTUS.

The translation: "The Emperor Caesar of the divine Trainanus Parthicus son, of the divine Nerva, nephew, Traianus Adrianus Augustus..."


A Roman Milestone from Capernaum
Image Credit: Samson Tours

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