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Egyptian Trade Routes

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Ancient Egyptian trade routes were essential for the economic prosperity and cultural exchange of the civilization. These routes facilitated the movement of goods, people, and ideas across vast distances, both within Egypt and with neighboring regions. Here’s an overview of the key trade routes and the goods traded along them:

1. Nile River Route

2. Red Sea Route

3. Mediterranean Sea Route

4. Overland Routes through Sinai Peninsula

5. Nubian Trade Route

6. Western Desert Trade Routes

7. The Incense Route

Goods Traded and Their Sources

Key Historical Context


Ancient Egyptian trade routes were critical for the civilization’s economic stability and cultural richness. These routes facilitated the exchange of essential goods, luxury items, and cultural practices, making Egypt a pivotal player in the ancient world’s interconnected trade networks.

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