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Ancient Ports and Harbours, Vol. I – List of ancient ports.
A. de Graauw, 2016. This document is the base of this web site (EN, 402 pp, 7 Mb).
If you downloaded the first edition (2011), or the second (2012) or third edition (2013), or fourth edition (2014) please replace it by this fifth edition (2016).
An Excel version of this list of ancient ports was published and you can download the latest updated database as an xls table.

Ancient Ports and Harbours, Vol. II – Citations of ancient authors on ancient ports.
A. de Graauw, 2016. Texts on ports by 74 ancient authors (FR, 651 pp, 6 Mb).

Ancient Ports and Harbours, Vol. III – Ancient port structures.
A. de Graauw, 2016. Some notes on ancient ships and galleys; Some remarks on ancient measures and on astronomy; Some suggestions on Claudius Ptolemy’s latitude and longitude positioning; Some comments on Vitruvius’ methods, reinforced concrete, harbour silting-up, pierced stones, breakwater remains and failure of breakwaters; Some thoughts on the design of Portus, Alexandria, Leptis Magna, Narbonne, Marius’ canal, El Hanieh (EN, 177 pp, 24 Mb).

Ancient Ports and Harbours, Vol. IV – Stories of ancient sailors.
A. de Graauw, 2016. Stories of ancient sailors (FR, 81 pp,  1 Mb).

From Amphora to TEU: Journey of a container – An engineer’s perspective.
A. de Graauw, 2017. Comparison of ancient and modern maritime logistics (EN, 22 pp, 4 Mb).

Potential Ancient Harbours. A. de Graauw, 2016. List of 213 places that are potentially of interest for port archaeologists (EN, 15 pp,  1 Mb).

Remains of Ancient Breakwaters. A. de Graauw, 2013. Collection of Google Earth and other pictures of ancient breakwater remains (EN, 31 pp,  10 Mb).

Stability of overtopped and submerged breakwaters. A. de Graauw, 2013. Failure of rubble mound breakwaters in the long term (EN, 9 pp,  1 Mb).

Poster presented at the meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Helsinki, August 2012 (EN, 1 pp,  2 Mb).

Leptis Magna’s North coast. A. de Graauw, 2000. Description of the North coast of Leptis Magna, including quay structure and mooring stone (EN, 5 pp, 1 Mb).

Port Engineering aspects of the Magnus Portus in Alexandria. A. de Graauw, 2000. Some thoughts on Alexandria’s submerged structures, Publ. PIANC Bulletin 103, February 2000 (EN, 15 pp, 1 Mb).

Extra-ordinary ancient ships. A. de Graauw, 1998. Some data on Hellenistic hyper galleys and other very large ancient ships, prepared for Frank Goddio in “Alexandria – The Submerged Royal Quarters”, Publ. Périplus Ltd, London, 1998 (EN, 3 pp, 0.5  Mb).

Vitruvius’ Book 5, Chapter 12, 1837, with Perrault’s notes (FR, 10 pp, 1 Mb)

Gaston Jondet’s report on Pharos Island, 1916 (FR, 121 pp, 11 Mb)

Doura-Europos map, found in 1923 by F. Cumont and dated around 200 AD (1 pp, 2 Mb)

Lehmann-Hartleben’s Katalog, 1923 (DE, 26 pp, 9 Mb)

Albert Grenier’s Ports de mer, 1934 (FR, 30 pp, 14 Mb)

Antoine Poidebard’s report on Tyre, 1939 (FR, 123 pp, 50 Mb)

Renato Bartoccini’s detailed description of the port of Leptis Magna, 1958 (IT, 120 pp, 75 Mb)

Nic Flemming’s Coastal changes during the last 10 000 years, 1986 (EN, 29 pp, 7 Mb)

Nic Flemming’s Sea Level change in the South Aegean, 1971 (EN, 67 pp, 16 Mb)

Ameur Younes’ work on the port of Thapsus, 1997 (FR, 31 pp, 5 Mb)