Sunday, January 03, 2010

Via Eden and Petra

Around 825 BC there was an active and well used camel caravan route form Yemen to Palestine which was probably more important than was the Palestine/Mesopotamia route. It not only moved balsam, myrrh, frankincense and other products of the area, but also goods from Africa and India.

The tourist destination of Petra was more important in this BC period as trade destination. Later the Romans thought the trade through Petra so that it became central to their Province of Arabia Petra.

Yemenis traveling that route may have been passing through Eden.

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