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Question 1: The lost city of Ubar, sometimes identified with Irem in what is now the town of Shisr in Oman, is believed to have been a centre of the frankincense trade along the recently rediscovered "________".
Spice tradeRoman trade with IndiaIncense RouteTrade route

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  Frankincense
  Flowers and branches of the Boswellia sacra tree, the species from which most frankincense is derived
  Boswellia sacra tree, from which frankincense is derived, growing inside Biosphere 2

Question 3: Some have also postulated that the name comes from the ________ term for "Oil of Lebanon" since Lebanon was the place where the resin was sold and traded with Europeans.
Arabic languageAncient North ArabianModern Standard ArabicEgyptian Arabic

Question 4: [2] Frankincense was found in the tomb of the ancient Egyptian King ________, who died in 1323 BC.
TutankhamunAkhenatenAmenhotep IIINefertiti

Question 5: The oil's chemical components are 75% monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, monoterpenoles, sesquiterpenols, and ________.
AldehydeKetoneAlkaneAlcohol

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  Boswellia sacra tree, from which frankincense is derived, growing inside Biosphere 2
  Indirect burning of frankincense on a hot coal
  Frankincense olibanum resin

Question 7: The ________ ground the charred resin into a powder called kohl.
EgyptiansCairoAncient EgyptCopt

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  Boswellia sacra tree, from which frankincense is derived, growing inside Biosphere 2
  Frankincense

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  Indirect burning of frankincense on a hot coal
  Frankincense
  Flowers and branches of the Boswellia sacra tree, the species from which most frankincense is derived
  Frankincense olibanum resin

Question 10: There are four main ________ of Boswellia which produce true frankincense and each type of resin is available in various grades.
SpeciesEvolutionLifeBiological classification







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