A new research has revealed that medieval Corinth was involved in long distance trade throughout the Middle East.

Robert Mason, a curator at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, said these imports include rare and complex ceramics from places as distant as Kashan Iran, more than 2,500 kilometres away. (I have to add I’ve read papers on Arabian pottery that was found in fourteenth century contexts in Kent, so it’s not that big a surprise. However, I think we often overlook the east in medieval western Europe)