The Mediterranean is a thousand things at the same time. Not just a landscape, but countless landscapes. Not just a sea, but a string of seas. Not just a civilization, but many civilizations… The Mediterranean is an age-old crossroads. For thousands of years, everything has converged on this sea, disturbing and enriching its history.

Fernand Braudel

Nick Hannes, "Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man"
Nick Hannes, „Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man“