Mosylon

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Mosylon, also known as Mosullon, was an ancient proto-Somali trading center on or near the site that later became the city of Bosaso.wikipedia
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Mosylon, also known as Mosullon, was an ancient proto-Somali trading center on or near the site that later became the city of Bosaso.
The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea indicates that ancient Greek merchants sailed to Bosaso, providing notes about the strategic and geographical location of the current Bosaso area, which was known as Mosylon in ancient times.

Somalia

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During the classical period, the northern Barbara city-states of Mosylon, Opone, Mundus, Isis, Malao, Avalites, Essina, Nikon and Sarapion developed a lucrative trade network, connecting with merchants from Ptolemaic Egypt, Ancient Greece, Phoenicia, Parthian Persia, Saba, the Nabataean Kingdom, and the Roman Empire.

Proto-Somali

Mosylon, also known as Mosullon, was an ancient proto-Somali trading center on or near the site that later became the city of Bosaso.
After the collapse of Macrobia, several proto-Somali ancient wealthy city-states emerged, such as Malao, Mundus, Mosylon and Opone which competed with the Sabaeans, Parthians and Axumites for the wealthy Indo-Greco-Roman trade, also flourished in Somalia.

Bulhar

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Pliny also indicated that, en route to the cinnamon hub of Mosylon, the Egyptian Pharaoh Sesostris led his forces passed the Port of Isis.
He likewise noted that the Egyptian Pharaoh Sesostris led his forces passed the region en route to the northeastern port of Mosylon, a cinnamon hub that is believed to have been in or close to present-day Bosaso.

Maritime history of Somalia

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During the classical era, several ancient city-states such as Opone, Mosylon and Malao that competed with the Sabaeans, Parthians and Axumites for the wealthy Indo-Greco-Roman trade also flourished in Somalia.

History of Somalia

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In the classical period, the Somali city-states of Mosylon, Opone, Malao, Sarapion, Mundus, Essina and Tabae in Somalia developed a lucrative trade network connecting with merchants from Phoenicia, Ptolemic Egypt, Greece, Parthian Persia, Sheba, Nabataea and the Roman Empire.

Emporium (antiquity)

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Mosylon was the most prominent emporium on the Red Sea coast, as outlined in the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.

Red Sea

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Mosylon was the most prominent emporium on the Red Sea coast, as outlined in the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea

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Mosylon was the most prominent emporium on the Red Sea coast, as outlined in the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.

Cinnamon

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With its large ships, it handled the bulk of the cinnamon trade arriving from the ports of ancient India.

History of India

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With its large ships, it handled the bulk of the cinnamon trade arriving from the ports of ancient India.

Pedanius Dioscorides

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Dioscorides consequently noted that the city became known as the source of the best variety of the spice in the ancient world.

Ancient Rome

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Due to its high quality and rarity at the time in Ancient Rome, the imported cinnamon was typically deposited in the Romans' Royal Treasury.

Pliny the Elder

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According to classical writers such as Pliny, the inhabitants of Mosylon imported flint glass and glass vessels from Ancient Egypt, unripe grapes from Diospolis, unmilled cloths for the Berberi markets, including tunics and cloths manufactured at Arsinoe, as well as wine and tin.

Flint glass

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According to classical writers such as Pliny, the inhabitants of Mosylon imported flint glass and glass vessels from Ancient Egypt, unripe grapes from Diospolis, unmilled cloths for the Berberi markets, including tunics and cloths manufactured at Arsinoe, as well as wine and tin.

Ancient Egypt

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According to classical writers such as Pliny, the inhabitants of Mosylon imported flint glass and glass vessels from Ancient Egypt, unripe grapes from Diospolis, unmilled cloths for the Berberi markets, including tunics and cloths manufactured at Arsinoe, as well as wine and tin.

Lod

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According to classical writers such as Pliny, the inhabitants of Mosylon imported flint glass and glass vessels from Ancient Egypt, unripe grapes from Diospolis, unmilled cloths for the Berberi markets, including tunics and cloths manufactured at Arsinoe, as well as wine and tin.

Arsinoe (Gulf of Suez)

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According to classical writers such as Pliny, the inhabitants of Mosylon imported flint glass and glass vessels from Ancient Egypt, unripe grapes from Diospolis, unmilled cloths for the Berberi markets, including tunics and cloths manufactured at Arsinoe, as well as wine and tin.

Wine

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According to classical writers such as Pliny, the inhabitants of Mosylon imported flint glass and glass vessels from Ancient Egypt, unripe grapes from Diospolis, unmilled cloths for the Berberi markets, including tunics and cloths manufactured at Arsinoe, as well as wine and tin.