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

Cane (Qana')

Cane (Qana) was the southern most port in South Arabia. The incense fields, and the heartland of Yemen were to the north of this port. Incense was loaded onto dhows here for destinations in Europe via ports on the northern end of the Red Sea. In time, Cane became a clearing house for ships and goods arriving from India, destined for Europe. Today Cane is known as Mukalla. It is the capital of the province, and is a pain port known as "The Gate of the Hadramaut." It is also a popular tourist spot on the southern cost of Yemen.

 

The ancient port of Cane

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