From the Mediterranean to India. Overland and maritime routes in the 1st/2nd cents. AD
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It has seldom been mere curiosity that has stimulated people to seek out and explore new regions. The journeys of exploration shown on the maps on Exploration in the ancient world almost all bear the hallmarks of economic expediency. This is particularly true of the recorded visits to India. It was often monarchs of Egypt who commissioned such voyages. From Egypt above all came the decisive impulse to convey knowledge and goods between the Mediterranean …

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Olshausen, E., “From the Mediterranean to India. Overland and maritime routes in the 1st/2nd cents. AD”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 24 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA204>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241



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