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

Muza (Al Mokha)

The port of al Mokha has been in use since ancient time. However, once the maritime incense route was established, this port became a busy center of trade. Once the Nabataean Empire was handed over to the Romans, many Nabataean merchants relocated here and continued trade with India and China. During her golden age, the population of Mokka bordered the 20 000 inhabitants. Today the population has been reduced to a hundred inhabitants with the port being used by local fishermen and smugglers.

Photo by Dominique. Used with permission. Please visit Dominique's site: Discover some of the most beautiful places in the World http://www.alovelyworld.com/webyemen/htmgb/khawkha.htm