Roman rigging material from the Red Sea port of Myos Hormos
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 36, (2), . (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.
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