This is a quote from Wikipedia:

The Via Traiana Nova or Via Nova Traiana (Latin for 'Trajan's New Road'), previously known as the Via Regia or King's Highway, was an ancient Roman road built by Emperor Trajan in the province of Arabia Petraea, from Aqaba on the Red Sea to Bostra.

Unfortunately no references are given, so I cannot verify the claim that the Via Nova Traiana was previously known as the Via Regia. Can anyone help me find evidence or historical sources that verify this claim?

  • (Timelimit): Both roads were used by kings, many kings, not the same individuals if you see my point. So, both are also known as King’s Road (Via Regia). This may be the confusion. – J Asia Oct 19 '20 at 3:37
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    In other words, the King’s Road (via Regia) for via Traiana and via nova Traiana are different roads, in Jordan and Italy, respectively. (Writing on an iPad is killing me, lol. So, I’ll stop here). – J Asia Oct 19 '20 at 4:00
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    Wikipedia's description might be a bit misleading. The King's Highway was an ancient caravan route from Egypt to Mesopotamia. Trajan built a new road on the same path, and gave his name to it. So the Roman road wasn't rbrt called the King's Highway, but it's a bit of a difference without distinction. Anyway, while there was no footnote on that sentence, this is actually mentioned in the reference Wikipedia listed for the article: Rome's Eastern Trade: International Commerce and Imperial Policy 31 BC - AD 305. – Semaphore Oct 19 '20 at 7:36
  • @Semaphore I understand that according to Wikipedia Trajan's road was built on the ancient King's highway (so essentially it is the same route), my question is, is there is any evidence for that? According to wikipedia it was previously known by the Romans as Via Regia, I would like to see a source for that claim. – Bach Oct 19 '20 at 14:23
  • Any why are there three votes to close this? Is there anything wrong with my question? It is very clear, and very on topic for this site. – Bach Oct 19 '20 at 14:27

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