“Trade in Egypt in the Second Century AD” in a Lecture at the BA
The BA Alexandria Project organizes a lecture entitled “Trade in Egypt in the Second Century AD through Papyrological Documents and Alexandrian Numismatics”, delivered by Dr. Eman Zaghloul, former Adviser to the Head of the Museum Sector, at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. The lecture is held on Wednesday, 16 February 2022, at 1:00 pm, in the BACC Delegates Hall.
The lecture tackles the important role played by Egypt with regard to trade in the Roman Empire, and how Egypt took the lead in this field, owing to its excellent central location on the trade route between the East and West.
Additionally, the lecture discusses the different aspects of internal and external trade in Egypt through interesting models of ancient papyri and the scenes illustrated on numismatics, together with other archaeological evidence of the prosperous history of Egypt and the city of Alexandria in the field of trade during the Roman era, particularly in the second century AD.