Arabia Felix

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on February 4th, 2009 in General

Nothing to do with horses, but I thought some of you would enjoy these pictures of the green mountains of Yemen, which I gleaned from the internet. They help dispel some stereotypes about this area of the world.. The name ancient Romans knew Yemen by was ‘Arabia Felix‘, “Fertile Arabia”, because of its running waters, its lush vegetation and the riches it garnered from the frankincense, myrrh and spice trade.

One Response to “Arabia Felix”

  1. I love it, and have just spent an enjoyable hour exploring sections of the Arabian Peninsula on Google Earth—one of my absolute favorite pastimes. Thanks for triggering another round with these beautiful photos!

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