This thesis re-examines the factors which would have allowed for the possibility of a direct northward trade route between the North African coastal ports and Crete during the Bronze Age.
An Introduction to the History and Culture of Roman Seafaring By Catherine Davie Master’s Thesis, Brandeis University, 2012 Abstract: During the Bronze Age and…
A team of Greek and international divers and archaeologists has retrieved stunning new finds from an ancient Greek ship that sank more than 2,000 years ago off the remote island of Antikythera. The rescued antiquities include tableware, ship components, and a giant bronze spear that would have belonged to a life-sized warrior statue.
Using archeological evidence from shipwrecks and harbors, classics scholar Justin Leidwanger uncovers the story of economic networks during a millennium of classical antiquity
Without doubt, this new representation of a Roman war ship is a welcome enrichment to the very few art works of this class found near the border of the Roman provinces of Germania.
The project examine the sites using a combination of geophysical surveys (including ground penetrating radar), data from satellite imagery, and the study of ancient texts.
A number of ancient Egyptian artefacts have reached the Maltese islands over the centuries. The Phoenicians seem to have been the main importers of these artefacts in antiquity, and yet some archaeological specimens reached the islands before their time.
The ten rams (Latin rostra), each weighing around 125 kilogrammes and made of bronze, were mounted on the prow of the warships (ancient triremes or quinquiremes), and were used to ram the enemy ships.
Ancient Alexandria was located on the northwestern edge of the Nile Delta, opposite to, and protected by, a relatively large offshore island, the Pharos Island, which had made the area suitable for being utilised as a harbour since the pre-Hellenistic period.