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Incense Route

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Connected Sites

  • Aksum: Much of the wealth of Axum derived from its control of the Incense trade
  • Al-Hijr: 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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