Dhofar, Sultanate of Oman
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The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, a sailors’ guide book written in about the second century A.D., refers to “the frankincense port of Moscha, the site of which is believed to be Khor Rori” (Nigel Groom); this town is 40 km east of present-day Salalah. In classical times the area to the north of the Dhofar Mountains (in the nejd) provided much of the ancient world's supply of frankincense. The frankincense resin was carried by camel caravan to Khor Rori - also known as Samhuram in the Sabean language.