Important agricultural areas of the Mediterranean (1st and 2nd cents. AD)
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I. Grain

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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Fellmeth, U., “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, 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 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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