Mediterranean Trade in the Late Bronze Age c. 1400-1200 BCE
A map illustrating the late Bronze Age trade in the eastern Mediterranean seaboard as a region of increasing connectivity between the key players Pharaonic Egypt in the south, the Hittite Empire, Mesopotamia, and the Levant to the east, and...
From around 800 BCE, ancient Greek city-states, most of which were maritime powers, began to look beyond Greece for land and resources. As a consequence, they founded colonies across the Mediterranean. Trade was usually the first step in...
Colonization in the Ancient Mediterranean
Colonization of the ancient Mediterranean had been taking place since the Bronze Age, especially with Minoan and Mycenaean expansion, but it was the Phoenicians from the 10th century CE that really took the whole idea to a new level. The...
Same-Sex Love & Courtship in the Ancient Mediterranean
This gallery explores the expression of same-sex love in the ancient Mediterranean through art. The Mediterranean was home to many cultures and societies, each with differing views on gender, sex, and relationships. Art was used to celebrate...
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.
Bronze Age Mediterranean Invasions & Migrations
A map of the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean indicating the various invasions and migrations of the period.
Map of the Mediterranean 218 BCE
A map of the Mediterranean in 218 BC, showing the territorial extents of the following states: - Antigonids - Attalids - Carthage - Ptolemies - Roman Empire - Seleucids Major battle locations are also shown.
Map of the Mediterranean 550 BC
A map of the Mediterranean around 550 BC, showing the major cultures: Greece and its colonies Phoenicia and its colonies Lydia Egypt Persia Thrace Illyria
The Western Mediterranean 264 BCE
Map of the western Mediterranean at the time of the First Punic War in 264 BCE.
An Illustrated Map of the Mediterranean from 700 BCE to 500 CE (From the Novel "The Jericho River")
An illustrated map of the Mediterranean from 700 BCE to 500 CE. From the novel The Jericho River by David Tollen.