Ptolemaic Trade Networks in the Late 1st Century BCE

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Arienne King
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published on 25 July 2018

This map illustrates the trading networks which connected the Ptolemaic Kingdom to South Asia and East Africa by the second half of the 1st century BCE. During this time period, Ptolemaic Egypt was a major player in the spice trade which was conducted between Asia and the Mediterranean. Perfumes, cosmetics, textiles, ivory, precious stones, and other goods were also transported through these trade networks.

The trade between Egypt and India increased dramatically after the Roman conquest of the Ptolemaic Kingdom, to the benefit of Egyptian port cities like Myos Hormos and Berenike.


About the Author

Arienne King
A student and freelance author, Arienne King's area of focus lies in ancient history and identity. Arienne is also a member of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada and the National Writers Union.

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