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7 - QUESTION:  What region controlled the incense routes?

Answer: Arabia.

The rise of Arabian trade and kingdoms was the result of important routes based on the Arabian monopoly of two prized goods of ancient times: frankincense and myrrh. These two resins only grow in eastern Yemen and southern Oman and in some parts of Somalia. These trade routes are collectively known as the "Incense Route" and were controlled by Arabs and other traders, who brought frankincense and myrrh by camel caravan from South Arabia. The incense trade flourished from South Arabia to the Mediterranean roughly between the 3rd century BCE to the 2nd century CE.


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