DASI

digital archive for the study of pre-islamic arabian inscriptions

Editor: Jérémie Schiettecatte


Site Plan
Dridi 2005-2006: fig. 4

SITE INFORMATION

Ancient nameḤ[ṣym]
CountryYemen
Geographical areaal-Bayḍāʾ
Governorateal-Bayḍāʾ
KingdomQataban
Himyar
CoordinatesLatitude: 14° 3' "    Longitude: 45° 42' 15"    
Coordinates accuracycertain
Type of siteSettlement
TribeTribe: Mḍḥym
Tribe: S¹frm
Lineage: Hṣbḥ
Lineage: Qyln
Lineage: S¹fr
Lineage: S²bʿn
Lineage: Ṣḥt
Lineage: Yʿgf
Deitiesʿm ḏ-ʿḏbtm bʿl Nʿmn
ḏ-S¹mwy
Mrʾ S¹myn
StructuresDwelling (indeterminate)
Dwelling (concentrated)
Workshop
Light hydraulic structure (ex. canal, well)
Wells, cisterns
Terrace cultivation
Building with political function
Rampart
Small temple
Pilgrimage temple
Synagogue
Graveyard
Rock inscriptions
LanguageQatabanic
General descriptionThe site is located 1.5 km at NW from the village of al-ʿUqla and 16 NE from al-Bayḍā.
Extension: 7 ha. The site lays on a land with granite hills plough by valleys. The archaeological remains are thus more visible on the hill slopes and are more concentrated in 4 areas.
Travellers1975: W. Müller
1979: C. Robin
1980: W. Daum
Archaeological missionsSince 2003: Mission Archéologique Française

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NOTES

The excavations, which are at the very beginning in this site, have so far been concentrated on one monumental structure (Building A) of which some stone rows are still preserved. In view of the massive technique used it has been hypothesized that it should be a palace. This wall has been erected on a hill slope and it is connected with a slip road (A. Agostini).

RELATED SITES

north-east of al-Makhnaq (dhī-Wayn) (Unknown)
north of al-ʿĀdiyya (Rḥb)

RELATED MATERIAL

Epigraphs in CSAI
Objects in CSAI

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