What valuable resources did ancient somalis trade?

Every country even till this day and age, has at least one resource that they have in abundance and other countries desire that commodity and therefore this facilitated trade in those countries. My question is what resources did our ancestors trade that was so valuable that merchants came from all over the world to our harbours to trade?
 
Every country even till this day and age, has at least one resource that they have in abundance and other countries desire that commodity and therefore this facilitated trade in those countries. My question is what resources did our ancestors trade that was so valuable that merchants came from all over the world to our harbours to trade?
Avalite/awdal zeilac
There are exported from the same place,
and sometimes by the Berbers themselves crossing on
rafts to Ocelis and Muza on the opposite shore, spices, a
little ivory, tortoise-shell, and a very little myrrh, but
better than the rest.
-Periplus of the erthrean sea.

Malao/berbera
exported from these places myrrh, a little frankincense,
(that known as far-side), the harder cinnamon, duaca,
Indian copal and macir, which are imported into Arabia;(these are different myrrh and frankincenses)
and slaves, but rarely.

Mundus/heis

from it likewise are exported the merchandise already stated, and the incense called mocrotu.(another frankincense)
Mosyllum/ bosaso

There are shipped
from the place a great quantity of cinnamon, (so that
this market-town requires ships of larger size), and
fragrant gums, spices, a little tortoise shell, and mocrotu,
(poorer than that of Mundus), frankincense, (the
far-side), ivory and myrrh in small quantities.

Cape of spices/guardafui

and there are pro-
duced in it cinnamon and its different varieties, gizir,
asypha, arebo, mag/a, and moto) and frankincense.

Opone/xafun
and in it the greatest
quantity of cinnamon is produced, (the arebo and moto),
and slaves of the better sort, which are brought to Egypt
in increasing numbers ; and a great quantity of tortoise-
shell, better than that found elsewhere.

A whole lot of uunsi (thats where the word incense comes from)
 
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Basra

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Every country even till this day and age, has at least one resource that they have in abundance and other countries desire that commodity and therefore this facilitated trade in those countries. My question is what resources did our ancestors trade that was so valuable that merchants came from all over the world to our harbours to trade?


Banana & livestock???
 

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