Dan Snow

@thehistoryguy

Broadcaster and historian. History of Syria on tonight. 'BattleCastle' book here: http://amzn.to/QQssR6. App just released: http://timelineww2.com

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Sun rising over the Temple of Hercules, Roman Philadelphia; I intend to see it set in Deva Victrix

Only a fraction of this landscape has been properly surveyed, what treasures are still out there?

The Monastery at Petra at the break of day- so lucky to be here before the park opens.

Another Petra dawn, another camel ride.

Another dawn in the 'rose-red city half as old as time.'

I'm a picture of insignificance in front of the Treasury in Petra.....

Arrived in Petra just before dawn. Had the whole place to ourselves.

Arrival on camelback.

Fighting for every sliver of shade....

The end of a long day wrangling camels in Wadi Rum.

Been camel wrangling all day in Wadi Rum, Jordan.

Big desert, little crew.

El Djem amphitheatre. 35000 capacity. 3rd largest in the Roman Empire and one of the best preserved

Hundreds of miles from Hadrian's wall, another Roman frontier, this one in southern Tunisia.

Miklós Cassetti! A genius for identifying yesterday's find as a butterfly bomb http://bit.ly/H3GiY9

Military history geeks! We found this near a German sangar. Is it WW2 or from a recent JCB?

Sitting on a Roman watch tower. The line stretching away from me is the earthwork & ditch.

Looking for Roman forts in the Tunisian desert, we went up to our axel.....

Crashing into a farmer's wheat field was bad, the ensuing riot was worse......