Mediterranean Marketplaces: Connecting the Ancient World Exhibition
Much like today, ancient “consumers” were connected to distant markets. Both basic and precious goods from faraway lands “shipped” to royal palaces, elite estates—sometimes even rural households—and technological advances in craftsmanship and commerce transcended boundaries of language, religion or culture to spread rapidly. Mediterranean Marketplaces explores how the movement of goods, peoples and ideas around the ancient Mediterranean transformed the lives and livelihoods of people at all levels of society, driving innovations that had lasting impacts—even on the modern world. See bit.ly/HMSCExhibitions for hours and reservations. Advance registration is required.