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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
 
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Camels
The Incense Sea Route
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Khaybar

For many centuries, the oasis at Khaybar was an important caravan stopping place. The center developed around a series of ancient dams that was built to hold back run-off water from the rain. Around the water catchements date palms grew, and soon Khaybar became an important date producing center.

Above: One of the Khaybar dams known as Sadd Qasr al-Bint. This particular dam is around 135 meters long and 20 meters high. Photo by Silvija Seres, 2002. Used with Permission. Please visit her travel site (http://www.silvija.net)

 
 Above: The village of Khaybar was famous for its dates. A famous battle was fought near this oasis and village by Mohammed and his followers. For more information follow this link: Khaybar Village and Dam. Photo by Silvija Seres, 2002. Used with Permission. Please visit her travel site (http://www.silvija.net)