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Title: Ancient Ein Gedi Village and Marine Transportation on the Dead Sea, Israel
Author(s): HADAS, Gideon
Journal: Revue Biblique
Volume: 126    Issue: 4   Date: 2019   
Pages: 579-591
DOI: 10.2143/RBI.126.4.3287013

Abstract :
Marine transportation on the DS was a result of the geographical conditions. The archaeological excavations at Ein Gedi village yielded two kinds of foreign stones artifacts that were transported from the lake east bank to its west bank, and the find of stones ballast by the DSCS team, illuminates the lake sailing routes. As well as the stone ballast study from various ports and periods revealed the shipping routes. It is clear that the DS transportation included passengers, agricultural products and minerals but also stone products. The archaeological findings and the historical evidence confirm the fact that sea transportation routes crisscrossed the Dead Sea for many periods.

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