sailing along the Levant
- I understand there were sailing seasons when travelling from Egypt to Byblos area and return. What were those seasons? Secondly, is there any idea about how much time it would take under optimum conditions to travel from Dor to the mouth of the Nile? Any information or informed guesses would be appreciated.
- I remember that 10 years ago I had a book in my hands that deals esp. with this questions, at least in one chapter or essay. I guess it came out in the late 90ies and was maybe written in French. There were also maps, and calculation of ocean current, winds, etc of the eastern Mediterranean.
Alas, I don't remember any more the title nor the author / editor.
Moreover, maybe there are more hints in:
Sherratt, Susan & Andrew. 1993. The Growth of the Mediterranean Economy in the Early
First Millennium BC. World Archaeology 24(3): 361-378.
Sherratt, Sus an. 1998. 'Sea Peoples' and the economic structure of the late second millennium
in the eastern Mediterranean. In S. Gitin, A. Mazar, E. Stem (eds.), Mediterranean
Peoples in Transition. Thirteenth to Early Tenth Centuries BCE, pp. 292-313. Jerusalem,
Israel Exploration SOciety.
Schipper, Bernd U. 2005. Die Erzahlung des Wenamun. Ein Literaturwerk im Spannungsfold
von Politik, Geschichte und Religion. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 209. Fribourg,
Monroe, Christopher Mountfort. 2009. Scales of Fate. Trade, Tradition and Traniformation
in the Eastern Mediterranenan ca. 1350-1175 BeE (AOAT 357). Munster: Ugarit-Verlag.
Artzy, Michal. 1997. Nomads of the Sea. In Stuart Swiny, Robert L. Hohlfelder, Helena
Wylde Swiny (eds.), Res Maritimae. Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean from Prehistory
to Late Antiquity. Proceedings of the Second International Symposium "Cities on the
Sea) Nicosia, Cyprus, October 18-22, 7994, pp. 1-16. Atlanta, Georgia: Scholars Press.
Artzy, Michal. 1998. Routes, Trade, Boats and "Nomads of the Sea". In S. Gitin, A Mazar, E. Stern
(eds.), Mediterranean Peoples in Transition. Thirteenth to Early Tenth Centuries BCE, pp.
439-448. Jersualem, Israel Exploration Society.
I hope this helps.
Dr. Reinhard G. Lehmann, Academic Director
Research Unit on Ancient Hebrew & Epigraphy
FB 01/ Faculty of Protestant Theology
Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz
11th Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient Hebrew (MICAH) 2013:
Am 08.05.2013 um 10:13 schrieb frankclancy:
> I understand there were sailing seasons when travelling from Egypt to Byblos area and return. What were those seasons? Secondly, is there any idea about how much time it would take under optimum conditions to travel from Dor to the mouth of the Nile? Any information or informed guesses would be appreciated.[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Frank Clancy
> Kitchener, Ontario