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The Seven Sages mosaic I have discussed in Seven Sages measure the Earth seems to be related to the physical borders of the Roman Empire at the time of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, 24th of August 79 AD. This list is from a map at Wikimedia of the locations of the Roman legions locations in 125 AD. It gives an idea of the limits of the Roman Empire based on Roman army occupation sites.

  1. VII GEMINA – 42.60, -5.57 – Leon, Spain 
  2. II AUGUSTA – 51.482, -3.181 – Cardiff, UK
  3. XX VALERIA VICTRIX –  53.189, -2.887 – Chester, UK
  4. VI VICTRIX – 53,9558, -1,0908 – Eboracum, UK  – York
  5. IX HISPANA – 53.2371, -0.5382 – Newport Arch – Lincoln UK – Noviomagus, FR
  6. XXX ULPIA VICTRIX – 51.6666, 6.4398 – Xanten
  7. I MINERVIA – 50.7, 7.1 – Bonna – Bonn, DE 
  8. XXII PRIMIGENIA – 50.0013, 8.2678 – Mogontiacum Mainz, DE
  9. VIII AUGUSTA – 48.58, 7.77 – AgentorateReconstitution – Strasbourg, FR
  10. X GEMINA – 48.2149, 16.4093 – Vindobona – Vienna, AT
  11. XIV GEMINA – 48.1134, 16.8613 – Carnuntum – Arch 48.1040, 16.8542
  12. I ADIUTRIX47.7350, 18.1775 Brigetio Szony, Hungary
  13. II ADIUTRIX47.5406, 19.0403 Aquincum – Budapest
  14. IV FLAVIA FELIX – 44.8252, 20.4496 – Singidunmu Belgrade 
  15. VII CLAUDIA – 44.7378, 21.2192 – Viminacium
  16. XIII GEMINA – 46.0680, 23.5712 – Apulum
  17. I ITALICA – 43.6136, 25.3941 – Novae – Svishtov, Bulgaria
  18. XI CLAUDIA – 44.1197, 27.2611 –Silistra – Durostorum
  19. V MACEDONICA – 45.1438, 28.1962 – Troesmis, Romania
  20. XV APOLLINARIS – 40.05, 39.6? – Satala – Saddagh, Turkey – Gokcedere
  21. XII FULMINATA – 38.3496, 38.2998 – Melitene
  22. XVI FLAVIA FIRMA37.579, 38.4813 – Samosata, Samsat
  23. IV SCYTHICA – 37.0574, 37.8705 – Zeugma
  24. III GALLICA – 32.5015, 35.5016 – Raphana, Beit She’an
  25. VI FERRATA – 32.5854, 35.1845 ?- Megiddo – Raphana 2
  26. III CYRENAICA – 32.5177, 36.4817 – Bostra 
  27. X FRETENSIS – 31.6658, 35.2417 – Hierosolyma
  28. II TRAIANA – 31.1947, 29.9040 – Alexandria
  29. XXII DEIOTARIANA – 31.1825, 29.8964 – Pompey – Alexandria 2
  30. III AUGUSTA – 35.4902, 6.2547 – Lambaesis – 35.4841, 6.4689, Timgad

These sites were chosen as proofs that the Roman garrisons were there for a substantial period of time. The list was an attempt to locate at  Roman permanent camps at 125 AD. That is 46 years after the burial of the Seven Sages mosaic but this would have been the growing edge of the Empire at that time, and that is what I am exploring as the meaning behind the strange alignments of the Seven Sages mosaic.

 

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