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Unformatted text preview: agricultural villages, or nomadic tribes. Seaports linked Arabia to Africa and Asia, so travelers could come to Arabia. Exotic cloth and fragrant spices came from India and ivory, gold, and ebony from Africa. Petra was a wonderful trading center, now known for its beauty. It had an open-air marketplace, also known as a suq , heavily stocked with wheat, olive oil, wine, hides, slaves, precious stones, and spices. Arabia - peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf caravan – a single file of pack animals journeying together to transport goods tribe – any system of social organization made up of villages, bands, or other groups with a common ancestry, language, culture, and name oasis – a small area in the desert watered by springs and wells nomad – a member of a group that moves from place to place following food, water, and grazing land for their herds pilgrimage – journey to a sacred site...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course HISTORY 21635 taught by Professor Johnhass during the Spring '11 term at Cerritos College.
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