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Ancient Harbour Market
Imageby Mohawk Games

Ancient Harbour Market

Artist's impression of a harbour market in the ancient Mediterranean or the Persian Gulf. Harbours were centers of trade and commerce throughout the ages.
Birka
Definitionby James Blake Wiener

Birka

Birka, located on the island of Björkö in present-day Sweden, was an important trading center and strongly fortified town in the Viking Age which flourished from the 8th through the 10th centuries CE. Along with the town of Hedeby...
Corbita Sailing
Imageby Jan van der Crabben

Corbita Sailing

This marble relief shows a man sailing a corbita, a small Roman coastal vessel with two masts. Found at Carthage, most likely produced in Africa Proconsularis (modern-day Tunisia) circa 200 CE. The corbita's sails were most likely made...
Byzantine Steelyard Rod with Weight
Imageby Metropolitan Museum of Art

Byzantine Steelyard Rod with Weight

A Roman invention, the steelyard (or stilyard) balance employed sliding weights along an etched arm to determine the mass of goods, much like the modern beam balance. The Byzantine balance pictured dates from the 5th to 7th centuries CE...
Hamaxia
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Hamaxia

Hamaxia (now known as Sinek Kalesi or Sinekkalesi, near the modern Alanya) was a city in western Cilicia in southern Turkey known for its lush landscape, cedar forests, and thriving timber export business. It was located on a high hill near...
Market in Constantinople (Artist's Impression)
Imageby Mohawk Games

Market in Constantinople (Artist's Impression)

An artist's depiction of a Near Eastern or Mediterranean marketplace in the Middle Ages, perhaps in the Byzantine Empire or Ottoman Empire. From the game Old World.
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