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Navigation
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I. Ancient Orient and Egypt

In Egypt and southern Mesopotamia navigation played a major role, especially in inland traffic but also in communication across the sea. In both countries, rivers and canals were the major traffic arteries that were even used by the gods on their mutual visits and by rulers on their tours. Beyond their ordinary significance as a means of transportation for people and goods, ships …

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Nissen, Hans Jörg (Berlin), Niemeyer, Hans Georg (Hamburg) and Alonso-Núñez, José Miguel (Madrid), “Navigation”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 11 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1103550>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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