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

 

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 Stops on the
Incense Road
 
Gaza(Jenysos)
Elusa
Ruheiba
Obodat
Wadi Fiqreh
Wadi Arabah
Sela
Rekem, (Petra)
Ayl
Gryn
Hawara
Wadi Rumm
Al Uyaynah
Northern Desert Trek
Tayma
Meda'in Saleh
Dedan
Khaybar
Medina
Southern Desert Trek
Najran
Sa'ada
Yathul
Marib (Saba)
Timna (Qatraban)
Shibam(Hadramaut)
Ubar
 
Further Information
Camels
The Maritime Route
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Southern Desert Trek

South of Medina the insence caravans took several different routs. Some traveled through the rugged mountains, while others kept closer to the desert to avoid inhabited places where theives or taxes were a threat. At various places along the Incense Route, small buildings were erected for the caravan drivers to sleep in. Buildings like this dot the entire route from north to south, as well as other routes across the desert to the east and west.

The boys beside the VW van infront of a caravanssary A Canadian, an American and a Kiwi check out this caravansary in the desert. The author (right) traveled much of the Incense Road between 1979 and 2003.
 Interior Structure The interior structure is almost identical to other structures found through out Nabataea. Stone arches were built, and then long squared rocks were placed over them and the spaces filled with more rock.
The columns and beams  Note the use of stone columns with large flat rocks used to connect the columns together. This building is in almost perfect condition, despite the many years that it has stood without maintenance.
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