The Weights from Thonis-Heracleion [Hardback]

Elsbeth van der Wilt (Author)

ISBN: 9781905905485 | Published by: Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology | Series: The Underwater Archaeology of the Canopic Region in Egypt | Volume: 12 | Year of Publication: 2023 | Language: English 200p, H305 x W216 (mm)
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The Weights from Thonis-Heracleion


The weights from Thonis-Heracleion offer a new perspective on trading activities and mechanisms in the emporium of Egypt (Diodorus Siculus, Hist., I, 19, 4). The extensive harbour facilities and temple of Amun-Gereb, rediscovered by the Institut Européen d’Archéologie Sous-Marine (IEASM), provided the necessary infrastructure for the city’s role in the economic regulation of maritime trade. Located on Egypt’s coastal border, the port was a natural stop for merchant ships before or after a long sea voyage, a space where they could rest and give thanks to the gods.

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