Courtesy of Dr. Mohammed Gerhoum

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The 19th century book of W. A. Browne lists weights around the world at the time. The weights used in Mocha are recorded on pp. 242-243. The book is available on

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In 1829 Captain Charles Francklin Head set out from Bombay for the Red Sea. His sailing vessel passed by Socotra, Aden, Mocha and Luhayya. His book is available online at Here are a few excerpts and images...

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