Editor: Jérémie Schiettecatte
|Geographical area||Wādī Bayḥān|
|Coordinates||Latitude: 15° 00' 22.32" Longitude: 45° 50' 12.48"|
|Type of site||Area with rock inscriptions|
|Structures||Light hydraulic structure (ex. canal, well)|
|Location and toponomy||The site is located approx. 4 km E of Hajar Kuḥlān. It is a rock panel with two rock inscriptions engraved above a trench excavated in a rocky outcrop between Wādīs Bayḥān to the West and ʿUyayna to the East, à 4 km environ à l'est de Hajar Kuḥlān.|
|History of research||Survey: Mission Qatabān (dir. Robin)|
|General description||2 inscriptions are engraved on a rock panel.|
One (MQ-Maqṣara al-Abraq 1) is signed by S²hr Ygl Yhrgb son of Hwfʿm Yhnʿm king of Qataban and mentions the building of hydraulic structures and a temple devoted to ʿm ḏ-Qrqrm.
The second (MQ-Maqṣara al-Abraq 2) commemorates the building of hydraulic structures only.
|Chronology||The palaeography of the two inscriptions is characteristic of the style C (1st cent. BC/ AD).|
Objects in CSAI
|Arbach et al. 2001: 70-72||Arbach, Mounir, Avanzini, Alessandra, Bāṭāyiʿ, Aḥmed and Robin, Christian J. 2001. Matériaux pour le corpus des inscriptions qatabānites (II). Raydān, 7: 43-101. |