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Title: Why Naucratis?
Author(s): BOARDMAN, John
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 12    Date: 2013   
Pages: 265-267
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.12.0.2994451

Abstract :
The question is explored whether the siting of Naucratis so far from the Mediterranean coast and the ready availability there of natron-salt are in any way connected. The salt was a valuable source for the important fish-pickling industries in the Mediterranean, and it may have helped determine the placing of the port, just as later it was demonstrably a vital element in its trading prosperity.

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