The lure of the Orient

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History Today
Vol. 60, no. 8 (August 2010), p. 10-17

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At the height of the Roman Empire, hundreds of merchant ships left Eqypt every year to voyage through the Red Sea into the Indian Ocean, exchanging the produce of the Mediterranean for exotic eastern commodities. Raoul Mclaughlin traces their pioneering journeys