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Wadi Hadhramawt

Wadi Hadramawt, the biggest wadi in the Arabian Peninsula, is one of the major attractions of southern Yemen.
Formed by erosion of the sandstone bedrock over millions of years, the main wadi is today some 300 meters deep and two-km wide and runs for 160 km, west to east.
The abundance of archaeological sites in the wadi, reveal that the region has been settled throughout human history and that it prospered gratley in ancient times.
Indeed, some historians argue that the place was mentioned in The Book of Genesis, with its name spelt Hazarnaveth. according to local traditions the earliest inhabitants of the wadi descent of the prophet Hud, who was a descent of Joktan, a grandson of Noah.
Wadi Hadhramawt is located on the ancient incense route.

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