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Roman merchant ship

Roman merchant ship

SB561 EAN: 9783870295615
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In the Golden Age of the Roman Empire, Roman ships controlled the Mediterranean Sea. Besides the war fleet - that had been bigger than any other European fleet until the 18th century - many big merchant ships sailed the sea carrying goods for the growing capital Rome. Roman wall paintings, reliefs and mosaics give a good impression about the design of these ships. Starting from Rome, seaworthy merchant ships with capacities of up to 1,200 tons were sailing in all directions and dropped anchor at the shores of Africa, Asia Minor and many ports in the western part of the Mediterranean Sea. They came back with loads of wheat, edible oil, silk and spices. They brought wine from France and from Greek, they imported chiselled stone sarcophaguses for noble Romans. One of the most important trade routes across the Mediterranean Sea was the one between Ostia, the port of Rome, and Alexandria in Egypt. From there, big quantities of wheat were import

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