Important agricultural areas of the Mediterranean (1st and 2nd cents. AD)
The most important areas of grain cultivation were Mesopotamia (although its poor transport links with the Mediterranean negated its importance as a producer for long-distance trade), the entire food plain of the Nile (shipped down the Nile and loaded onto seagoing ships at Alexandria), North Africa from Numidia to Cyrene (where the main export harbours were Carthage and Leptis Magna)…
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“Important agricultural areas of the Mediterranean (1st and 2nd cents. AD)”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists.
Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA200>