Did you know that the Farasan island located in the southern Red Sea was the furthest outpost of the Roman Empire?

AlexanderAnttila
As a historian and a bit of a fanboy of the Roman Empire, I always find it awesome to discover these kinds of trivia. Up until 2004 this location was unknown to have had history with the Romans, but in 2004 when discovering a Roman fort on the island and a tablet in Latin describing the presence of: Legio II Traina Fortis and auxiliary troops on the main island in 144 CE during the reign of Emperor Antoninus Pius. The island was called "Portus Ferranus", and is the origin of the present day name.
The Farasan Island.
The Farasan Island.
It stuck out to me due to the distance between this outpost and the nearest Roman city of Berenice, 600 miles on the Egyptian side of the Red Sea.
Did you know that the Farasan island located in the southern Red Sea was the furthest outpost of the Roman Empire?
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