Which states of the Mediterranean and the Middle East resemble in their development the Srivijaya empire? What are the reasons for the similarities?
The most ancient state of the Mediterranean, similar to the maritime power of Srivijaya, is the Cretan state, which flourished in the first half of the 2nd millennium BC. In the 9th-7th centuries BC. in the same way Phenicia developed, and in the VI-III centuries BC – the maritime empires of Athens and Carthage. All of them gained power through overseas trade.
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