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The Early Roman Period



It seems that during the early Roman period, first century BCE to first century CE, the city of Yavneh-Yam underwent a long period of recovery. Although Josephus Flavius mentions Yavneh-Yam in the list of sites restored by Pompeius and Gabinius in the mid-1st century BCE, there is insofar only scanty archaeological evidence of the existence of the city during this time. On the other hand, two main historical sources mentioning Yavneh-Yam explicitly belong to the Roman period, namely Pliny the Elder and Ptolemaios the Geographer.