Northern gateway of Ash Shihr on a stamp issued in 1942
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Ash-Shihr (Arabic: الشحر) (transliteration al-Shiḥr) is a coastal town in Hadhramaut, southern Yemen. It is located at around . 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.
- 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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