Ash Shihr

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Ash Shihr
Northern gateway of Ash Shihr on a stamp issued in 1942
Northern gateway of Ash Shihr on a stamp issued in 1942
Ash Shihr is located in Yemen
Ash Shihr
Ash Shihr
Location in Yemen
Coordinates: 14°45′39″N 49°36′25″E / 14.76083°N 49.60694°E / 14.76083; 49.60694Coordinates: 14°45′39″N 49°36′25″E / 14.76083°N 49.60694°E / 14.76083; 49.60694
Country  Yemen
Governorate Hadhramaut
Time zone Yemen Standard Time (UTC+3)

Ash-Shihr (Arabic: الشحر‎‎) (transliteration al-Shiḥr) is a coastal town in Hadhramaut, southern Yemen. It is located at around 14°45′39″N 49°36′25″E / 14.76083°N 49.60694°E / 14.76083; 49.60694. It was a part of the Qu'aiti Sultanate before the unified Yemen was formed.

Ash Shihr was involved in the export of frankincense in ancient times, to places as far as China.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ralph Kauz (2010). Ralph Kauz, ed. Aspects of the Maritime Silk Road: From the Persian Gulf to the East China Sea. Volume 10 of East Asian Economic and Socio-cultural Studies - East Asian Maritime History. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. p. 130. ISBN 3-447-06103-0. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 

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