Frankincense & Myrrh
These incenses make up the bulk of our cargo. The incense
harvest comes in July, and our Nabataean boats have collected
it and brought it safely this far. It is now our turn to load
our camels with this bulky substance and take it the rest of
Frankincense is burned in a mabkhara or incense burner.
People like to use incense as a deodorant, and the Greeks, Romans
and Egyptians burned it in their temples.
We also have a number of spices in our cargo. Many of these
have come from the far away land of India. They will bring a
high price in the cities of the Roman Empire.