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

 

The Sacred City from Glasshouse Media on Vimeo.

 

  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

 Shibam (Hadramaut)

Shibam was the capital of the Hadramaut district of Southern Arabia. This district produced incense and exported it to Timna. Later, when the maritime route opened up, the the Hadramautians traded from the port of Qana'. (Cane)

The ancient city was surrounded by a wall, seven meters tall, with only one gate. Inside, the builders constructed buildings that sometimes reached nine stories in height. All of mud! There are numerous web sites that feature pictures of Shibam and other sites in the Yemeni Hadramaut district.

If yo would like to learn more about how the Yemeni builders make skyscrapers out of mud then click here.