Salalah 2

by martinhesp

A few more photos from my recent trip to Southern Omanestuary dhows  This is the Bronze Age hill fort at Khor Rauri east of Salalah Khor Rauri estuary dhows frankinsense cuttingThis is how you collect frankincense – merely make a cut on some ancient tree out in the desert and wait a couple of days.

Strange but true – and amazing – is the fact that nine tenths of the world’s frankincense used to be brought through this ancient castleKhor Rauri hill fort 2 Indeed, it was brought both in and out of this very door  before being transported around what was then a fairly small known world. Khor Rauri hill fort 3