Egyptian Pharaohs, Incense Trade Routes and Agarbatti
1470 BC - A five-ship caravan by Egyptian Pharoah Hatshepsut undertakes a unique voyage, possibly the first plant-collecting mission masterminded by a woman. The voyage is successful as the touring party returns with 31 live plants of a certain species. Over 4000 kms away, in a port once considered one of the greatest in the world, an extract of the same plant is making its way around the world. But which plant is this, and why does it matter today? This week, we travel from Luxor in Egypt to Bharuch in Gujarat and discover a lesser-known trade route, whose key commodity has meaning and consequences for three major religions in the world. Tune in, and discover the lessons of time and death, some inherent, and some manmade.
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