Maritime Archaeology at the Ptolemaic-Roman Red Sea Port of Berenike - 2014-2015

Steven E. Sidebotham

Berenike was a principal player in the “Old World” global economy as an important nexus for commercial and cultural exchanges between the Mediterranean world on the one hand and the Red Sea-Indian Ocean littorals on the other. The preponderance of the evidence excavated since 1994 suggests that Berenike functioned from the third century BC until sometime before the mid-sixth century AD. Some inscriptions in hieroglyphs found this season may indicate, however, much earlier activity at the site. Click on the image to view the full report….

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