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The Port of Berenike Troglodytica on the Red Sea: a landscape-based approach to the study of its harbour and its role in Indo-Mediterranean trade

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The port site of Berenike Troglodytica - located on the Egyptian Red Sea coast - served the spice and incense routes that linked the Mediterranean World (specifically the Roman Empire) to India, Southern Arabia and East Africa. In the Greco-Roman period the site was at the cutting edge of what was then the embryonic global economy, ideally situated as a key node connecting Indian Ocean and Mediterranean trade for almost 800 years. It is now located in an arid, marginal, hostile en...

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University of Oxford
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St Cross College
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The Univerisity of Oxford
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University of Southampton
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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