Series 2/3. A boat going north passing under the banks of Arles

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Series 2/3. A boat going north passing under the banks of Arles

Series 2/3. A boat going north passing under the banks of Arles

Series 2/3. A boat going north passing under the banks of Arles (to pronounce Harl in English). This city in the Antiquity was the gate of Mediterranean Sea (called by the Romans Mare Nostrum “Our sea”) and a real Cornucopia for the merchants. Goods from the Roman Empire, modern Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Libya, Spain or Italy amongst it, arrived here for sale. And this trading made the wealth of Arles. The level of the sea was higher then in the swamps so that sea boats could approach closer to the city which was a breaking point, meaning the goods had to be unloaded from the sea boats and loaded on the river barges built with a flat hull. The shipyard industry here was prolific. Downstream, Gaul (France) was in return exporting sheep, pork, wheat, wine, heavy wool dressing or the beautiful bright red ceramics that you have seen last week (some of them were found intact in Pompeii).
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