Ancient ports and seafaring traditions of the Egyptian Red Sea coast in the GrecoRoman period

Ancient ports and seafaring traditions of the Egyptian Red Sea coast in the GrecoRoman period

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A lecture by Ania Kotarba-Morley.

The Red Sea region is hostile to long-shore nautical activity as it lacks natural topographic features that could be used as harbours; only a few suitable bays for landing, where the wadi mouths allow the break in the reef, are located on its coasts. However, experiencing seasonally variable winds and currents parts of the Red Sea constituted favourable ground for maritime voyaging, contact and trade for millennia. Berenike Troglodytica was one of the most ... See More

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