Ash-Shihr

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Ash Shihr

ٱلشِّحْر
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
GovernorateHadhramaut
Time zoneUTC+3 (Yemen Standard Time)

Ash-Shihr (Arabic: ٱلشِّحْر‎, translit. Ash-Shiḥr), or simply Shihr,[1] is a coastal town in Hadhramaut, southern Yemen.[2]

History[edit]

It was one of the three major cities of the Qu'aiti Sultanate, before the unified Yemen was formed, the other two being Al-Mukalla and Shibam.[2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kauz, Ralph (2010). Schottenhammer, Angela, 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.
  2. ^ a b McLaughlin, Daniel (2008). "10: Southeast Yemen". Yemen. Bradt Travel Guides. pp. 191–198. ISBN 978-1-8416-2212-5.

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