Southern Arabian Desert Trade Routes, Frankincense, Myrrh, and the Ubar Legend

  title={Southern Arabian Desert Trade Routes, Frankincense, Myrrh, and the Ubar Legend},
  author={Ronald G. Blom and Robert Crippen and Charles Elachi and Nicholas Clapp and G. R. Hedges and Juris Zariņ{\vs}},
A location that likely inspired some elements of legendary accounts of the “lost city” of Ubar has been found at the edge of the Arabian Peninsula’s Empty Quarter at the village of Ash Shisr in modern day Oman. The site consists of the remains of a central fortress surrounding a well. Artifacts from as far away as Persia, Rome, and Greece are found, indicating a long period of far-flung trade through this isolated desert location. More recent work in Oman and Yemen indicates this fortress is… Expand
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