Name

Red Sea is a direct translation of the Greek Erythra Thalassa (Ερυθρὰ Θάλασσα) and Latin Mare Rubrum (alternatively Sinus Arabicus, literally “Arabian Gulf”), Arabic Al-Baḥr Al-Aḥmar(البحر الأحمر) or Baḥr Al-Qalzam(بحر القلزم), Somali Badda Cas and Tigrinya Qeyyiḥ bāḥrī . The name of the sea may signify the seasonal blooms of the red-coloured Trichodesmium  erythraeum near the water’s surface.  A theory favored by some modern scholars  is that the name red is referring to the direction South, just as […]