Shipwrecks: tracing the role of Cyprus in the seaborne trade networks of the eastern Mediterranean

Demesticha, Stella

Seamen that sailed in the eastern Mediterranean could not miss Cyprus. It is the only island in the region, 65 km away from Cilicia and 105 km from Syria, its mountains being visible from the surrounding mainland. Thus, it is no coincidence that Cyprus was involved in very early maritime ventures from these coasts, already from the 11th millennium BC...

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Section: Economy - Trade
Published: October 4, 2019