DASI

digital archive for the study of pre-islamic arabian inscriptions

Editor: Jérémie Schiettecatte


SITE INFORMATION

Ancient nameS¹mʿn
CountryYemen
Geographical areaDhamār
GovernorateDhamār
KingdomHimyar
CoordinatesLatitude: 14° 30' 10"    Longitude: 44° 15' 44.2"    
Coordinates accuracycertain
Type of siteSettlement
TribeTribe: Ḥḍrn
Tribe: Mhqrʾm
Lineage: Rʾys¹
Lineage: S¹myṯʿ
Lineage: S²bmm
Lineage: Yhfrʿ
Deitiesʿṯtr ḏ-S¹mʿn
ʿṯtr ḏ-Ṭmm
ʿṯtr S²rqn
ḏt Ḥmym
Rḥmnn ḏ-b-s¹myn
Wd
StructuresDwelling (indeterminate)
Dwelling (concentrated)
Workshop
Light hydraulic structure (ex. canal, well)
Large hydraulic structure (ex. dam)
Wells, cisterns
Terrace cultivation
Building with political function
Rampart
Small temple
Paved road
Rock inscriptions
LanguageSabaic

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NOTES

12 km west of Dhamār.

RELATED SITES

north of Saḥbān (Unknown)
north of Ḥadda (Unknown)
south of Khirbat Afīq / Afq (ʾfqn)
west of Dhamār (Ḏmr)

RELATED MATERIAL

Epigraphs in CSAI
Objects in CSAI

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