Tag: Mediterranean


Glassware from Roman Egypt at Begram (Afghanistan) and the Red Sea trade

In the period of the early Roman Empire, the Mediterranean basin and south Asia were connected by vast and complex networks of long-distance travel and commerce. The itineraries given in the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea (maritime) and Parthian stations (overland) are not necessarily routes to be followed by a single merchant with a single cargo from beginning to end