Incense Route

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Aksum Much of the wealth of Axum derived from its control of the Incense trade
Ancient Kingdom of Saba "The Sabaeans appear to have dominated the southern part of the incense trade while the Nabateans controlled the northern part" (AB ev)
Hegra On the Nabataean incense land route between the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea and Mediterranean.
Historic Jeddah
Incense Route of the Negev Towns that prospered because of the profitable trade in frankincense (and myrrh) from south Arabia to the Mediterranean, which flourished from the 3rd century BC until the 2nd century AD
Land of Frankincense Site holds frankincense trees and the remains of a caravan oasis, which were crucial to the medieval incense trade
Petra Strategical position at a point where the Incense Route from Arabia to Damascus was crossed by the overland route from India to Egypt
Socotra Archipelago Socotra had become ?of major importance as a staging-post in the incense trade? by the middle of the first millennium BCE


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