Ancient shipwreck reveals tenacity of traders and a lost age of Mediterranean trade

Ancient shipwreck reveals tenacity of traders and a lost age of Mediterranean trade

Ancient shipwreck reveals tenacity of traders and a lost age of Mediterranean trade A surprise storm? An inexperienced captain? Key points: - Newly-discovered wreck suggests traders continued to ply routes across the Mediterranean while the Byzantine Empire declined - It was previously thought international trade all but stopped during this period - Cargo found aboard suggests the vessel visited Cyprus, Egypt, Turkey and possibly North Africa Whatever the reason, the merchant ship made of fir and walnut trees, and fresh …