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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

Timna

Timna in Yemen should not be confused with the Timna in the Negev. When Pliney the Elder made his comment about the distance that the Incense Route covered, he used Timna as the starting point, and Gaza as the end point of the route. It seems that much of the Incense from Southern Arabia was gathered and transported to the markets at Timna. It was here that the camel caravans gathered to purchase Incense and transport it to the Mediterranean Sea far to the north.

An American excavation of Timna took place in the 1950s. More information about Timna and South Yemen can be found on this web page: Southern Arabia