Land of Frankincense

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Land of Frankincense
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Ruins at Khor Rori
LocationDhofar, Oman
CriteriaCultural: (iii), (iv)
Inscription2000 (24th Session)
Area849.88 ha (2,100.1 acres)
Buffer zone1,243.24 ha (3,072.1 acres)
Coordinates18°15′12.0″N 53°38′51.3″E / 18.253333°N 53.647583°E / 18.253333; 53.647583Coordinates: 18°15′12.0″N 53°38′51.3″E / 18.253333°N 53.647583°E / 18.253333; 53.647583
Land of Frankincense is located in Oman
Land of Frankincense
Location of Land of Frankincense in Oman

The Land of Frankincense is a site in Oman on the Incense Road. The site includes frankincense trees, Khor Rori and the remains of a caravan oasis, which were crucial to the medieval incense trade.

The site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000 as Frankincense Trail and was renamed in 2005 to Land of Frankincense.[citation needed]

Flowers and branches of the Boswellia sacra tree, the species from which most frankincense is derived
Ruins and seashore

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  • Abercrombie, Thomas J. (October 1985). "Arabia's Frankincense Trail". National Geographic: 474–513.

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