the red sea and the port of clysma. a possible gate of justinian's plague.the aim of this study is to present the sea and land commercial routes of the byzantine egypt and their role in the dissemination of the plague bacteria yersinia pestis from the red sea to mediterranean ports. the mediterranean port of pelusium was considered as the starting point of the first plague pandemic, according to the historical and archaeological data; the port of clysma in the red sea, however, can also be assumed as possible entrance gate of the yersinia pestis. indeed, it is propose ...200920405770
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