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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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The Incense Sea Route
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on Tayma click here.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Tayma

Tayma is a desert oasis in Saudi Arabia. In the center of the oasis is a large well, thought to be around 2,500 years old. (Bir Haddaj). It is mentioned in the Bible: "The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled." (Isa 21:14.7)

Tayma has long been a stopping place for caravans crossing the deserts of Arabia.

Tayma Ruins
Tayma Well Photo by Silvija Seres, 2002. Used with Permission.
Above photo by Silvija Seres, 2002. Used with Permission. Please visit her travel site (http://www.silvija.net)
Tayma Well Photo by Silvija Seres, 2002. Used with Permission.
Above photo by Silvija Seres, 2002. Used with Permission. Please visit her travel site (http://www.silvija.net)
Tayma Well Camel Tracks Photo by Silvija Seres, 2002. Used with Permission.

Above: Water from the cistern was pulled up by camels. Each camel walked a track pulling a bucket of water from below. Photo by Silvija Seres, 2002. Used with Permission. Please visit her travel site (http://www.silvija.net)
 
The famous Tayma stones, inscribed in the Aramaic of two millenia or longer ago, are now in the Louvre, but thousands of other inscriptions of pre-Islamic Thamudic script have been found in the area and are stored in the city museum.