What were frankincense and myrrh that were made an offering to the infant Jesus?

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Both resins are har­vest­ed from trees that grow in Southern Arabian Penin­su­la (Yemen) and have been traded for more than 5000 years. Both are tapped from trees by slashing the bark and allowing the exuded resin to bleed out and harden.

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