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Abstract

Land of punt and the incense routes.

Abstract

This chapter includes thirteen subsections that narrate the beginning and the course of the incense trade. The subchapters are about the Egyptian pharaohs' trade expeditions to the Land of Punt for frankincense and myrrh, Red Sea trade after Rameses III, canal of the pharaohs, the rise of the incense kingdoms, domestication of the camel, caravan routes, Ma'rib Dam, the Sayhad Desert and further points north, profits along the way, the great intermediaries: the Nabataeans, Petra - Jewel of the Nabataeans, maritime incense trade, and finally, the Roman invasion of the incense route.