Mediterranean Trade Routes
Routes of Cross-Cultural Exchange
Reading Level: 8
Interest Level: 7-12
In ancient times, the Mediterranean Sea allowed Greeks, Phoenicians, Egyptians, and the people of Mesopotamia to trade goods and make cultural connections. In fact, trade routes through the Mediterranean allowed both Greeks and Phoenicians to establish new colonies, extending their reach and leading to immense wealth. Mediterranean Trade Routes provides context for how these routes fostered political relationships, private business, and advances in science.