Evidence for Fish Trade between Egypt and Canaan during the Bronze Age (3,500 yBP)

In this post we present selected parts of the very interesting paper titled “Tooth oxygen isotopes reveal Late Bronze Age origin of Mediterranean fish aquaculture and trade“, by Sisma-Ventura Guy et al. Continue reading “Evidence for Fish Trade between Egypt and Canaan during the Bronze Age (3,500 yBP)”

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The 7th century AD and its quickening pace of change in the Roman East

Emperor Maurice’s self-sworn avenger Heraclius had overthrown Phocas in 610, and assumed responsibility as emperor for the defense of the empire and the faith, and the
expulsion of the Persians. Although the Persians had overrun Syria and Palestine and threatened to occupy all of Asia Minor and even approached Constantinople, it was Heraclius who, after reconstituting his armies, had brought the war to the heart of the Sassanian Empire in early 628. The overthrow and death of Chosroes ensued. Continue reading “The 7th century AD and its quickening pace of change in the Roman East”

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