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Mediterranean Trade Sea Lanes . Ian, James, Seoyeon , Jimin. Location. Mediterranean Sea Mesopotamia Egypt Crete Greece Rome Syria. Surrounded by Europe, Asia Minor, and Northern Africa. Climate. Mediterranean atmosphere Subtropical climate (hot, dry summers & cool wet winters)

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mediterranean trade sea lanes

Mediterranean Trade Sea Lanes

Ian, James, Seoyeon, Jimin

location
Location
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Mesopotamia
  • Egypt
  • Crete
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Syria

Surrounded by Europe, Asia Minor, and Northern Africa

climate
Climate
  • Mediterranean atmosphere
    • Subtropical climate (hot, dry summers & cool wet winters)
    • Rome: high quality wine => exported to other region
    • Carthage (Northern Africa):

exported olive oil (olive: popular in Mediterranean region)

    • Egypt: Dry Desert => wheat & barley
slide4

Who traded – which ethnic groups of people?

  • Jewish Diaspora using the trade routes (continued for 2000 yrs)
  • Rome & Greece ↔China, India
  • Egyptians
slide5

What goods were traded?

  • Rome : Wine
  • Cyprus : Copper, murex (purple dye)
  • Carthage : Olive Oil
  • Iberian peninsula : Garum (fish sauce)
  • Sicily, Egypt, Northern Africa: Grain (to Rome)
  • Africa :animal skins, exotic animals, precious metals, exotic animals
  • Asia :spice, art
  • Ancient Greece :Olive, fig trees, seafood, grapes
slide6

What “ideas” were traded?

  • Idea of Christianity
    • Traded using the sea trade routes
    • 600 CE -> Christianity spread to all Mediterranean region
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