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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 Incense Sea Route
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gryn

Gryn is located in the southern highlands of Jordan, south of Ayl. On the hill-top stands a fortification, while the artesian wells empty their water into ancient cisterns and aqueducts below the fort. Water from Gryn is still used to supply the surrounding district.
Grayn from a distance From a distance you can see the Gryn fortification on the hilltop.
The Fort at gryn The fort is in a state of poor repair.
Fort walls It is possible to stand on the roof of two rooms to view the rest of the fort and the surrounding countryside
Tge Incense Road The old Incense Road winding it's way across the country. This later became a Roman road, and parts of it still have the old Roman cobblestones.
The view to other forts From the top of the fort it is possible to see fortifications in the surrounding area, such as Al Maregha, Ras al Naqb and others.
A lime pit One of the more interesting things about the Gryn fort and caravan stop is an old lime pit where limestone was heated to make lime.

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