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07 January 2013 | 13:33

15-17 March 2013: OCMA Conference

Heracleion in context, the maritime economy of the Egyptian Late Period


The next OCMA conference will be held at Oxford University on 15 - 17 March 2013 on the topic "Heracleion in context: The maritime economy of the Egyptian Late Period". The purpose of the symposium is to explore the maritime trading economy of the Egyptian port of Thonis-Heracleion during the Late Period and place it within the wider context of maritime trade at this time. Heracleion was the gateway to Egypt, the obligatory port of entry and customs point. It was a vital node in the trading network of the eastern Mediterranean through which goods flowed into and out of Egypt.