Incense Road The 2,000-foot Jebel Mahrat escarpment blocks the monsoon rains, creating a microclimate where frankincense trees grow. In the hidden valley at Sarif, spring-fed ponds have been cooling weary desert travelers for 6,000 years.
The City of Petra Located in present-day Jordan, Petra grew rich from the spice trade. During the late Hellenistic and Imperial period local worthies engaged in a fantastic array of construction, carving Greco-Roman façades from the living rock.
Ancient Trade Routes Name:________________________________ Date:__________________ The Silk Road Incense Road Roman Trade Routes Phoenician Trade The Appian Way Roman and Indian Trade Goods traded: Goods Traded: From China- From Rome- Dangers: Uses of Incense: Exports: Contributions: