Modern day Baij is a remarkable Roman ruin along the Via Triana Nova running from the Red Sea to Bostra in Syria. It is likely that the name is a local pronunciation of Burj which means tower in Arabic


Greek inscription over the doorway to a Late Roman/Byzantine building reused as a stable at Baij, Jordan. Scale is 50 cm.

Late Roman building reused as a stable at Baij, Jordan.

Cluster of surviving basalt building at Baij, Jordan.

Professor Michael Fuller taking a GPS reading on a section of the Roman road preserved on the outskirt of Baij, Jordan.

Professor Neathery Fuller looking at a well preserved section of Roman road with a center divider on the outskirt of Baij, Jordan.

Roman milestone on the outskirt of Baij, Jordan.
Photographs taken in 2014

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