Cf. the Nabatean road from Petra to Gaza: Ze’ev Meshel and Yoram Tsafrir, “The Nabatean Road from ‘Avdat to Sha‘ar Ramon,” Palestine Exploration Quarterly 106 (1975), pp. 103–118; 107 (1976), pp. 3–21; and for the network of Egyptian fortresses from the period of the New Kingdom in northern Sinai: Eliezer D. Oren, “L’epoque des pharaons,” Le Monde de la Bible 23 (1982), pp. 8–13.