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Market in Constantinople (Artist's Impression)
Image by Mohawk Games

Market in Constantinople (Artist's Impression)

An artist's depiction of a Near Eastern or Mediterranean marketplace in the Middle Ages, perhaps in the Byzantine Empire or Ottoman Empire. From the game Old World.
Market Scene
Image by SEGA

Market Scene

This is an artist's impression of how an ancient Greek or Roman agora or forum (market) may have looked like.
Amphorae Packed for Transportation
Image by Mark Cartwright

Amphorae Packed for Transportation

A reconstruction showing how amphorae were packed in sailing vessels for transportation across the ancient Mediterranean. (Empuries Archaeological Site Museum, Spain)
Ship Relief, Saguntum
Image by Mark Cartwright

Ship Relief, Saguntum

A marble relief plaque depicting a ship in African waters. 2nd - 3rd century CE. (Archaeological Museum, Sagunto, Spain)
Complaint about Delivery of the Wrong Grade of Copper
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Complaint about Delivery of the Wrong Grade of Copper

This clay tablet was a letter from a person named Nanni to another one, Ea-nasir. The former complained that the wrong grade of copper ore has been delivered after a gulf (modern-day Arabic/Persian Gulf) voyage and that there was a misdirection...
Cargo Reconstruction, Uluburun Shipwreck
Image by Panegyrics of Granovetter

Cargo Reconstruction, Uluburun Shipwreck

A reconstruction of the interior of the Bronze Age Uluburun shipwreck, 1330-1300 BCE. The ship sank off the coast of Lycia and contained, amongst other cargo, ten tons of copper ingots, tin ingots and jars of resin and foodstuffs. (Bodrum...
Byzantine Steelyard Rod with Weight
Image by Metropolitan Museum of Art

Byzantine Steelyard Rod with Weight

A Roman invention, the steelyard (or stilyard) balance employed sliding weights along an etched arm to determine the mass of goods, much like the modern beam balance. The Byzantine balance pictured dates from the 5th to 7th centuries CE...
Harbour Quay with Mooring Stones at Phalasarna, Crete
Image by Carole Raddato

Harbour Quay with Mooring Stones at Phalasarna, Crete

The harbour of the Greek city of Phalasarna located in the middle of the west coast of Crete was constructed around 335 BCE and became an important naval trading and warfare centre. The harbour was ringed by stone quays with mooring stones...
Greek Harbour of Phalasarna, Crete
Image by Carole Raddato

Greek Harbour of Phalasarna, Crete

View of the harbour of the Greek city of Phalaserna on the island of Crete. The harbour was constructed around 335 BCE and was protected on all sides by defending walls and towers.
Recreation of a Roman Port
Image by Ancient History Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers

Recreation of a Roman Port

A recreation of a port in the Roman Empire. Courtesy of Ancient History Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers.