Roman rigging material from the Red Sea port of Myos Hormos

Whitewright, Julian (2007) Roman rigging material from the Red Sea port of Myos Hormos. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 36, (2), 282-292. (doi:10.1111/j.1095-9270.2007.00150.x).


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Excavation of the Roman port of Myos Hormos on the Egyptian Red Sea coast has revealed both the extent of the Roman harbour and a significant corpus of maritime artefacts. These include a relatively large quantity of rigging material such as brail-rings and sailcloth dating from the late-1st century BC to the middle of the 3rd century AD. These finds are important for our understanding of ancient shipping in the Mediterranean, Red Sea and Indian Ocean regions.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1111/j.1095-9270.2007.00150.x
ISSNs: 1057-2414 (print)
1095-9270 (electronic)
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
Divisions : Faculty of Humanities > Archaeology
ePrint ID: 204779
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
September 2007Published
23 May 2007Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 10:54
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:47

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