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Sunday, October 29, 2006

REVIEW of René T.J. Cappers, Roman Foodprints at Berenike: Archaeobotanical Evidence of Subsistence and Trade in the Eastern Desert of Egypt.

INCIPIT "The fascinating topic of the Roman Empire's trade with the east, especially Arabia and India, has experienced a welcome revival of interest in recent times, starting with Casson's publication of the famous Periplus Maris Erythraei in 1989 and culminating, on the ancient historical front at least, in Gary K. Young's recent monograph on Rome's Eastern Trade: International Commerce and Imperial Policy, 31 BC-AD 305.1 Now, it seems the next major contribution has come from classical archaeology. René Cappers' book is a report on the study of the archaeobotanical remains found during the excavation of the Roman harbour town of Berenike on the coast of the Red Sea in the Eastern Desert of Egypt."
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