There has been an increased interest in Romeʼs connections with the Far East over the course of the last 20 years. This has resulted in the publication of many articles and monographs about the Roman involvement in the Red Sea which was the key maritime region linking the Far East with the West.
Archaeologists at the University of Southampton have found evidence of an ancient gold trade route between the south-west of the Britain and Ireland. A…
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.
This dissertation attempts to explain how Romans achieved the remarkable feat of furnishing Rome with wine from the 1st century BCE until the late 3rd century CE.
During Han Dynasty, it was a competition between the Huns and the Hans for occupy the Silk road.
‘ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World’ simulates the time and price costs of travel by land, river and sea across the mature imperial transportation network, notionally approximating conditions around 200 CE. In the version used for this paper, the model links some 750 sites (mostly cities but also some landmarks such as passes and promontories) by means of c.85,000 kilometers of Roman roads selected to represent the principal arterial connections throughout the empire.
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
This is a study of the modes of political and cultural communication which led to a rare level of ‘intervisibility’ between the various societies and states along the Silk Road in the Late Antique period (roughly 300-700 CE).
During the sixth century BC the Greeks used tin from Cornwall for making bronzes. This precious metal was transported by boat along the Atlantic coast, through the Straits of Gibraltar and across the Mediterranean to Greece.