Ancient History Magazine 31

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Getting around in antiquity wasn't as easy as it is today: long journeys were often difficult, dangerous, and slow. Despite the hardships, people still found a variety of reasons to travel, even stopping to see the sites along the way.

Travel and tourism in antiquity

  • Gary J. Shaw, 'Ancient Egyptians look abroad - From traders to fantastic tales'.
  • Jennifer Finn, 'On godhood and impossible knots - Alexander's travels in Egypt'.
  • Carole Raddato, 'Hadrian tours the empire - The restless emperor'.
  • Stephen DeCasien, 'A Roman passenger at sea - Knowing the ropes'.
  • Murray Dahm, 'The Periegesis of Pausanias - Travelling Ancient Greece'.
  • Jo Ball, 'Military tourism in the Roman world - The lure of the unknown'.
  • James Blake Wiener, 'Exploring South Arabia's ancient kingdoms - Yemen: from Sheba to Jerusalem'.
  • Hareth Al Bustani, 'Riding with the Bedouin warrior-poets of Arabia - Vengeance and honour in the desert'.
  • Manon Henzen, 'Ancient Rome's fishiest condiment - Garum: bug business, big flavour'.
  • Louise A. Hitchcock, 'Plagues and the Bronze Age collapse - Naue II swords, germs, and iron'.

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