Saturday, 14 January 2017

The Frankincense Trees Of Wadi Dawkah

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For more than 5,000 years, the Arabs have traded two highly prized fragrances - frankincense and myrrh - obtained from trees that grow exclusively in the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula.

The dried, aromatic sap was transported by caravan across the Sinai desert to Egypt, via the so called 'incense route,' from where they were loaded onto ships and sailed to far away destinations across the Mediterranean Sea.

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