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Junior Chronoi Talk: “Sailing Pots. Investigating the Distribution of Ceramics from Khor Rori (Oman) in the Indian Subcontinent between the 3rd c. BCE and the 5th c. CE” (Hybrid)

Daniele Zampierin

May 2, 2024

3 - 4 pm (CET)


Einstein Center Chronoi 

Otto-von-Simson-Straße 7, 14195 Berlin

Daniele Zampierin

From the second half of the 1st millennium BCE, the Indian Ocean, in particular its western side, became the stage for the development of a series of international trading connections. The growth of such commercial interactions resulted in the formation of a network able to connect the different cultures and societies facing the coasts of the ocean. The interactions soon became ways for cultural spread and encounters, parallel to the land-based trade connections known as the “Silk Road”. A fundamental node of such a complex and geographically large network was the site nowadays known as Khor Rori located in the Dhofar region of the Sultanate of Oman. Known as Moscha Limen to the unknown author of the Periplus Maris Erythraei, the site of Khor Rori was commercially active and well connected with the entire western Indian Ocean, as highlighted by the finds that the archaeologists have retrieved and identified as with Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, Red Sea, and Indian origins. This talk will focus on outlining the role covered by Khor Rori in the international trade network and it will present the innovative digital methodology adopted to study the distribution of the pottery across the Indian Ocean.

Participants can join the online Chronoi Talk by clicking on the following link:

The conference room can be accessed using the following methods:

  • Joining directly in your browser; simply click the link above, and look for a button with this option near the bottom of the webpage.

  • Downloading the program to your computer (instructions can be found by following the meeting link)

  • Using the smartphone app called “Cisco Webex Meetings."

You are welcome to enter the online conference room up to 15 minutes in advance of the start time.

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