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.
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
A reconstruction showing how amphorae were packed in sailing vessels for transportation across the ancient Mediterranean. (Empuries Archaeological Site Museum, Spain)
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
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
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
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
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
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
A recreation of a port in the Roman Empire. Courtesy of Ancient History Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers.