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Khor rouri

Khor rouri

Khor Rouri

It is quite improbable looking at this sandbar-blocked, mangrove covered inlet, home to flamingoes, herons and a myriad other bird species, that it was once one of the ancient world’s most important ports. In its heyday it was known as Sumhuram and it is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Frankincense Trail. It is from here that frankincense was brought from the hinterland to be shipped to other ports along the coast, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt and the Greek and Roman worlds. Italian archaeologists continue to excavate the site which has thus far revealed a temple dedicated to the Sabaean god Sin, residential and storage areas