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Stone Weight From The Comacchio Shipwreck
Image by Liana Miate

Stone Weight From The Comacchio Shipwreck

A Centussis weight used to weigh the cargo for sale. The stone is inscribed with an 'M' for Magister Navis, the ship's master and the initials 'TRVF', possibly for his name - either Titus Rufius or Titus Rufrenius. The two holes on the upper...
Stein-am-Rhein's Town Hall Square
Image by James Blake Wiener

Stein-am-Rhein's Town Hall Square

The riverside town of Stein-am-Rhein, located in the canton of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland, is arguably the country's best-preserved (and prettiest) medieval town. Lying at the point where the Rhine River exits the Bodensee, Stein-am...
Arrival to Ephesus (3D Image)
3D Image by Lithodomos VR

Arrival to Ephesus (3D Image)

You stand aboard a corbita (Roman trading ship) approaching the cosmopolitan city of Ephesus, as it appeared in the 2nd century AD. Ephesus had a long and storied history: colonized by the Greeks and seized by the Persians before flourishing...
The Phoenicians and the West: Politics, Colonies and Trade
Book Review by Maria Eugenia Aubet

The Phoenicians and the West: Politics, Colonies and Trade

The Phoenicians were one of the most influential ancient Mediterranean cultures, and so it is surprising how few general history books there are on the market which cover this fascinating civilization. In addition, of the few books generally...
Zenobia - Birth of a Legend
Book Review by Julie Wallace

Zenobia - Birth of a Legend

     In the 3rd century a girl of uncommon abilities was born in the desert wilderness of Syria. Rescued from death by her courageous mother, Zenobia masqueraded as a boy to stay alive. She grew up to become one of the toughest...
The Greeks in Asia
Book Review by John Boardman

The Greeks in Asia

Written by Britain’s most esteemed historian of ancient Greek art and culture, Dr. John Boardman’s The Greeks in Asia surveys the historical and cultural influence of the ancient Greeks in the Near East, the Indian Subcontinent...
Trade in the Roman Empire - Web Quest & Map Skills
Worksheet/Activity by Marion Wadowski

Trade in the Roman Empire - Web Quest & Map Skills

This activity has been designed to fit a 20-30-minute slot for your class and is suitable for both online and classroom teaching. Students have to do a web quest in order to complete a map. It is part of our Roman Economy and Trade...
Geography, Economy, & Trade in Ancient Egypt
Lesson Pack by Patrick Goodman

Geography, Economy, & Trade in Ancient Egypt

We have prepared three lesson plans including classroom activities, assignments, homework, and keys as well as: Multiple choice quiz questions in an excel format. Glossary of keywords and concepts in an excel format. Open...
Roman Economy & Trade
Lesson Pack by Marion Wadowski

Roman Economy & Trade

We have prepared three lesson plans including classroom activities, assignments, homework, and keys as well as: Glossary of keywords and concepts in an excel format Open questions adaptable for debates, presentations...
Trade & Commerce in Ancient Greece
Collection by Mark Cartwright

Trade & Commerce in Ancient Greece

The ancient Mediterranean was a busy place with trading ships sailing in all directions to connect cities and cultures. The Greeks were so keen on the rewards of trade and commerce that they colonized large parts of the coastal Mediterranean...