Very little of the Khor Rohri pottery corpus has been published. Khor Rohri (ancient South Arabian Sumhuram or classical Moscha) was excavated initially by the American Foundation for the Study of Man (AFSM) under Frank Albright and is now the subject of re-study by archaeologists/historians from Pisa, Italy led by Dr. Avanizi. The trade center/fortress, was built by colonists from Shabwa, hoping to dominate the incense trade. The vast percentage of ceramic material reported to date represents typical Southwest Arabian ceramics. However, note the presence of Nabatean painted wares (nos. 8-9), imitation Greek attic wares, Roman amphora and arrentine/terra sigillata wares. (Comfort). All of these western ceramic types date to the first century A.D. A more recent study by Kervran and Yule has published more material from this site. Note the presence of local dot-circle sherds (No. 6), and RPW's (Nos. 1-3). The mingling of such ceramic materials suggests that Khor Rohri functioned as an international entrepot attracting traders from both the East and West (as suggested by the Periplus and Pliny)