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Mediterranean Map
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Mediterranean Map

Mediterranean Map from the novel The Jericho River.
The Assyrian Empire and the Region about the Eastern Mediterranean, 750-625 BC
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The Assyrian Empire and the Region about the Eastern Mediterranean, 750-625 BC

The Assyrian Empire and the Region about the Eastern Mediterranean, 750-625 BC.
Some Active Trade Routes in the Bronze Age Mediterranean
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Some Active Trade Routes in the Bronze Age Mediterranean

A map detailing some of the active maritime trade routes in the Aegean during the Middle and Late Bronze Age.
Byzantine Floor Mosaic from Eastern Mediterranean
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Byzantine Floor Mosaic from Eastern Mediterranean

This exceptional mosaic likely comes from the floor of a house or public building. It reflects the Late Romand and Early Byzantine taste for intricate and colorful designs. It dates from c. 325-350 CE and is made of limestone tesserae. The...
Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans: Ecology in the Ancient Mediterranean (Ancient Society and History)
Book Review by J. Donald Hughes

Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans: Ecology in the Ancient Mediterranean (Ancient Society and History)

Were the debates about global warming, air pollution, soil desalinization, and sustainable development born solely out of the environmental movements of the early 1970s or did these concerns have a much longer precedent? Ancient writers such...
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Blog by James Blake Wiener

The Ancient Minoans of Crete

The Minoan civilization flourished on the Mediterranean island of Crete during the height of the Bronze Age (c. 2000-c. 1500 BCE). By virtue of their unique art and architecture, the ancient Minoans made significant contributions to the subsequent...
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Blog by Carole Raddato

Our Ancient Cyprus Travel Guide

Lying at the crossroads of the eastern Mediterranean, the island of Cyprus has long been a meeting point for many of the world’s great civilizations. Situated where Europe, Asia and Africa meet, its location shaped its history of bringing...
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Blog by James Blake Wiener

The Exciting World of South African Marine Archaeology

A chance opportunity took Dr. Bruno Werz to South Africa as the country's first marine archeologist in 1988. For over twenty years now, Dr. Werz has undertaken numerous projects of immense scope, including the excavation of sub-Saharan Africa's...
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Blog by James Blake Wiener

Drink of the Gods: Wine in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

A symbol of fertility, immortality, and divinity, wine was the favored drink of choice across the ancient Near East and Mediterranean. Wine is mentioned frequently in biblical scriptures, and was used for everyday purposes in cooking and...
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Blog by Jade Koekoe

Ancient Music and Instruments from the Mediterranean

Music had always been an important part of life for many ancient cultures. It weaves its way into ritual and entertainment. Let’s explore ancient music of the Mediterranean, particularly Rome, Greece and Egypt and discover instruments used...