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Trans-Saharan Trade Routes
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Trans-Saharan Trade Routes

A map indicating the major trans-Saharan trade routes across West Africa c. 1100-1500 CE. The darker yellow areas indicate gold fields.
Trade Routes in the Ancient Mediterranean
Imageby Simeon Netchev

Trade Routes in the Ancient Mediterranean

A map illustrating the boundaries, spheres of influence, and the flow of trade around the Mediterranean Sea between the 7th and 4th centuries BCE.
Roman Trade & Economy
Quizby Marion Wadowski

Roman Trade & Economy

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Banking in the Roman World
Articleby Victor Labate

Banking in the Roman World

Just as in other ancient civilizations, the first banks in Rome began in the temples consecrated to the ancient Gods. Many temples held in their basements the Romans' money and treasure, and were involved in banking activities such as lending...
Kingdom of Benin
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Kingdom of Benin

The Kingdom of Benin, located in the southern forests of West Africa (modern Nigeria) and formed by the Edo people, flourished from the 13th to 19th century CE. The capital, also called Benin, was the hub of a trade network exclusively controlled...
Portuguese Brazil
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Portuguese Brazil

With a wealth of natural resources, Brazil was by far the most important colony in the Portuguese empire and was, at one time or another, the world’s leading producer of sugar, diamonds, and tobacco. Colonised from the 1530s, most settlements...
Transatlantic Triangular Trade Map
Imageby Olivier Lalonde

Transatlantic Triangular Trade Map

Map showing the flow of goods and enslaved people across the Atlantic from the 16th to the 19th Century CE, also known as the Columbian Exchange.
Relief Showing a Scene of Cloth Trade
Imageby Carole Raddato

Relief Showing a Scene of Cloth Trade

Relief from the Igel Column depicting mules pulling a four-wheeled chariot cart laden transporting bales of cloth. The Igel Column is a multi-storey Roman sandstone funerary monument located on the left bank of the Moselle some eight kilometres...
Top 5 'Deep-Dive' Virtual Shipwrecks
Articleby Kim Martins

Top 5 'Deep-Dive' Virtual Shipwrecks

According to UNESCO, an estimated three million shipwrecks are scattered in the oceans’ deep canyons, trenches, and coral reefs and remain undiscovered. These shipwrecks preserve historical information and provide clues about how people lived...
Oman: The Land of Frankincense - Tony Walsh
Interviewby James Blake Wiener

Oman: The Land of Frankincense - Tony Walsh

While Oman is perhaps the most mysterious corner of the Arabian peninsula to Westerners, the country retains a strong sense of identity, a pride in its ancient past, and unique surprises in the domain of cultural heritage. In this exclusive...
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