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Making History - Mass production of olives for trade
Video by AllHistories

Making History - Mass production of olives for trade

Stone age people begin to produce a surplus of food so they can trade it to neighboring villages for food or products not available in their area
Ptolemaic Trade Networks in the Late 1st Century BCE
Image by Arienne King

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...
Viking Age Trade Routes in North-West Europe
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Viking Age Trade Routes in North-West Europe

Map showing some of the Viking Age (c. 790-1100 CE) trade routes that existed in North-West Europe during this time. Among the places depicted are such major trading centres are Hededy, Ribe, Birka and Kaupang from Viking Scandinavia; York...
Some Active Trade Routes in the Bronze Age Mediterranean
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Some Active Trade Routes in the Bronze Age Mediterranean

A map detailing some of the active maritime trade routes in the Aegean during the Middle and Late Bronze Age.
Trade Card of a Veterinary Surgeon
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Trade Card of a Veterinary Surgeon

Trade card of Norborn, veterinary surgeon. c. 1760-1818 CE.
Possible Pepper Trade Route
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Possible Pepper Trade Route

A possible trade route for pepper from India to Rome.
Economy & Trade in Ancient Greece
Quiz by Marion Wadowski

Economy & Trade in Ancient Greece

Emporia Emporioi Sitones Agora Sitophylakes Temperate Climate Import Export Amphora Stamp Obverse Reverse Numismatics greek trade economy colonies colonization colonisation olive oil wine pottery coin coinage
Geography, Economy, & Trade in Ancient Egypt
Quiz by Patrick Goodman

Geography, Economy, & Trade in Ancient Egypt

Akhet Barter Bureaucracy Canal Caravan Cataract Deben Delta Famine Memphis River Nile Peret Shaduf Shemu Silt Thebes/Luxor
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Blog by James Blake Wiener

Treasures Of The Lost Dhow

One of the most important discoveries in marine archaeological history occurred in 1998, just off Indonesia's Belitung Island in the western Java Sea: A 1,200-year-old Arabian dhow with an astounding cargo of gold, silver, ceramic artifacts...
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Blog by James Blake Wiener

Trading Cultures Along The Silk Road: An Interview with Professor Valerie Hansen

For many the "Silk Road" conjures images of exotic goods, verdant desert oases, and the bustling markets of ancient China. However, the Silk Road was also a conduit of ideas, technologies, diseases, the arts, and even fashion. Spread across...