Ptolemaic Trade Networks in the Late 1st Century BCE

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Arienne King
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published on 25 July 2018
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Ptolemaic Trade Networks in the Late 1st Century BCE

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.

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About the Author

Arienne King
Arienne King is a student and freelance writer with a passion for history, archaeology, and digital media. She runs the blog Birdcage of the Muses and is the Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia.

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King, A. (2018, July 25). Ptolemaic Trade Networks in the Late 1st Century BCE. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9047/

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King, Arienne. "Ptolemaic Trade Networks in the Late 1st Century BCE." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 25, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/9047/.

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King, Arienne. "Ptolemaic Trade Networks in the Late 1st Century BCE." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 25 Jul 2018. Web. 30 Mar 2020.

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