Archaeological site of Marib

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Archaeological site of Marib is part of the Tentative list of Yemen in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Archaeological Site of Marib was the capital of the Sabean kingdom, which some scholars believe to be the biblical Sheba, and contains the ruins of the Great Marib Dam, an ancient wonder of the world whose destruction was referenced in the Koran. The city of Marib was the largest and most populous in the kingdom, and was surrounded by a 4.5km long wall. Outside the city are the remains of two Sabean temples, the oval temple of Awwam, known as the sanctuary of the Queen of Sheba, and the Barran temple, dedicated to the moon god Almaqah.

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Full Name
Archaeological site of Marib
Country
Yemen
Added
2002
Type
Cultural
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2002 Added to Tentative List

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