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Socotra in 1918 by The national geographic magazine

Old photos of Socotra in The national geographic magazine. 1918. "The isle of frankincense" by Charles K.Moses Formerly United States Consul-General to Aden, Arabia.

Socotra Internet Shop

Here you can buy the famous Socotran resins - myrrh, incense, dragon's blood and other goods from the island of Socotra.


Premiere of a documentary film by Vladimir Melnik "Socotra: UNKNOWN TALE" scheduled from 20th to 22th December in "Unknown Planet" Program on the REN-TV Russian channel (Moscow). The film sarts from this Monday, 06:00 AM MSK (MSK = UTC/GMT+3).

Frankincense from Socotra

In Rush camping and at Homhil you can buy very nice pockets with pure frankincense collected from the trees of Socotra.

Ayaft Gorge - a habitat of frankincense trees

Frankincense trees grow on mountain slopes of Ayaft Gorge that differs greatly from other Socotra’s places.

Socotra was well-known in the ancient world

As far back as in Alexander of Maсedon’s times Socotra supplied a great deal of not only frankincense and myrrh, but also Dragon’s blood, which was rubbed in by gladiators before combats for quick wound healing.


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