Documentary Film based on Gibson's book: Qur'anic Geography
 

 

The Sacred City from Glasshouse Media on Vimeo.
 Ports and Stops on the
Maritime Incense Route
 
Sumhuram
Cane
Aden
Muza
Berinece
Philotera
Myos Hormos
Leuce Kome
Alia
Hawara
Gryn
Ayl
Rekem, (Petra)
Sela
Wadi Arabah
Wadi Fiqreh
Obodat
Ruheiba
Elusa
Gaza (Jenysos)
Alexandria

Further Information
Who were the ancient Arab Sea Traders?
Southern Arabia
Ancient Sailing and Navigation
History & Construction of the Dhow
Camels
Parallel Maritime Histories
The Incense Road

Ayl

Ayl was a major stopping center for camel caravans in the Edomite highlands. Here there was water and fodder.

Special thanks to Fawzi Abudanh for this great picture taken on November 2003. Fawzi was conducting field work in the region of Udhruh for his postgraduate studies. The photograph shows the traditional village which was evidently built on the ancient site. A Roman castellum may have existed here.

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