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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

The Ancient Red Sea Port of Adulis and the Eritrean Coastal Region

Previous investigations and museum collections

£29.00
Author:
Chiara Zazzaro
Publication Year:
2013
Language:
English
Paperback:
121pp, Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white
ISBN 10:
1407311905
ISBN:
9781407311906
BAR number:
S2569
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 85
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Description

The book unveils documents and museum collections related to research and excavations conducted on the Red Sea coast and at Adulis in the 19th and 20th centuries. In examining these materials the author takes the opportunity to discuss the place of Adulis and of the Eritrean coast in the cultural, social and political background of the Northern Horn of Africa from the latest centuries BC to the 7th century AD, so as their place in the Red Sea maritime trade network linking the Mediterranean to the IndianOcean.

REVIEW
‘…descriptive and visually impressive…Zazzaro’s valuable contribution is a useful extension of developing knowledge about the Eritrean coast. Regional experts, including Eritrean archaeologists and other scholars of ancient global connections, will find that this monograph clarifies the character of early material finds by archaeologists and interprets them in the context of new investigations along the southern Red Sea coast of Africa.’ Jonathan Walz, Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, 50:3, 2015