An itinerary of a journey recorded at the base of Amonhotep III’s mortuary temple is of a round trip that begins and ends at Amnissos on the north shore of Crete, a port of Knossos. Every one of the eleven stops is along a tectonic boundaries as shown in fig. 1, in a sense recreating that diagram, including Ilios, the Levant, and Egypt (5).
A vignette of tectonic environment, propagating trade routes, and colonization from the 8th century B.C.--
Colonization closely followed the propagation of some trade routes, so that the eventual chain of connections included colonial links. Perhaps the best (and probably the best-described) example is the connection that eventually linked Greeks and Etruscans, with all the cultural baggage that Etruria absorbed.
5. Wachsmann, 1998, p 297-298
11. Coldstream 2003
12. Ridgway 1992
13. Benvenuti et al., 2004
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