Ancient Ports and Harbours, Vol. I – The Catalogue of ancient ports.
A. de Graauw, 2017. This document is the base of this web site (EN, 260 pp, 7 Mb).
If you downloaded the first edition (2011), or the second (2012) or third edition (2013), or fourth edition (2014), or fifth edition (2016), please replace it by this sixth edition (2017).
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, 2017. Texts on ports by ancient authors (FR, 771 pp, 26 Mb).
Ancient Ports and Harbours, Vol. III – Ancient port structures.
A. de Graauw, 2017. Some notes on ancient ships and galleys; Some remarks on ancient measures and on ancient maps; Some comments on ancient port structures, like Vitruvius’ methods, reinforced concrete, harbour silting-up, pierced stones, breakwater remains and failure of breakwaters; Some thoughts on the design of several ancient ports (Alexandria, Apollonia, El Hanieh, Leptis Magna, Marius’ canal, Narbonne, Portus, Charmothas); A list of over 200 proposed locations for potential ancient harbours; Some thoughts about ancient trade networks and intermodal hubs. (EN, 261 pp, 65 Mb).
Ancient Ports and Harbours, Vol. IV – Stories of ancient sailors.
A. de Graauw, 2017. Stories of ancient sailors (FR, 81 pp, 2 Mb).
Ancient Port Structures – An engineer’s perspective.
A. de Graauw, 2019. Comparison of ancient and modern port structures (EN, 35 pp, 14 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).
Catalogue of potential ancient ports in the Black Sea.
A. de Graauw, 2016. List of 388 ancient ports and harbours in the Black Sea and Azov Sea with a selection of places that are potentially of interest for port archaeologists (EN, 16 pp, 1 Mb).
Potential Ancient Harbours. A. de Graauw, 2017. List of more than 200 new places that are potentially of interest for port archaeologists (EN, 15 pp, 1 Mb).
Remains of Ancient Breakwaters. A. de Graauw, 2017. Collection of Google Earth and other pictures of ancient breakwater remains (EN, 52 pp, 9 Mb).
Stability of overtopped and submerged breakwaters. A. de Graauw, 2014. Failure of rubble mound breakwaters in the long term (EN, 9 pp, 6 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, 11 pp, 6 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 “Les Ports submergés de l’ancienne ile de Pharos”, 1916 (FR, 121 pp, 11 Mb) with detailed pictures of his four marvellous “Planches” (FR, 15 pp, 54 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, 23 Mb).
Schoff’s translation of Marcian’s Periplus, 1927 (EN, 28 pp, 30 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 Cities under the Mediterranean, 1980 (EN, 16 pp, 11 Mb).
Nic Flemming’s Sea Level change in the South Aegean, 1973 (EN, 67 pp, 16 Mb).
Ameur Younes’ work on the port of Thapsus, 1997 (FR, 31 pp, 5 Mb).
Xavier Lafon’s catalogue of Roman Maritime Villas, 2001 (FR, 68 pp, 50 Mb).
Greg Mumford’s magistral synthesis on Sea Peoples, 2018 (EN, 141 pp, 18 Mb).
Qiantang bore, most impressive tidal bore in Hangzhou Bay in China (15 min. video)