Copper and Trade in the South-Eastern Mediterranean

Trade routes of the Near East in Antiquity

Karolina Rosinska-Balik, Agnieszka Ochal-Czarnowicz, Marcin Czarnowicz and Joanna Debowska-Ludwin


This book is the result of a large-scale research undertaking Trade Routes of the Near East”, examining Egyptian-Levantine interaction in the 4th Millennium BC. Chapters explore many issues related to copper and trade in the long period covering the Chalcolithic and Bronze Ages, but also Roman period, with a special extension to present metallurgical practices in the African interior. A wide range of data discussed here was collected from across the eastern Mediterranean region including Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus and Greece.