Ma'rib Dam

Illustration

Ibolya Horvath
by Dan
published on 26 February 2018
Ma'rib Dam

Remains of the Ma'rib Dam, in modern-day Yemen. The oldest known dam in the world, blocking the ravine of Dhana (the Wadi Adanah), it was built under the reign of the Sabean mukarrib Yatha’ Amar Watta I (c. 760-740 BCE). It failed in c. 575 CE and the land of Saba was flooded.

Remove Ads

Advertisement

Cite This Work

APA Style

Dan, . (2018, February 26). Ma'rib Dam. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8219/

Chicago Style

Dan, . "Ma'rib Dam." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 26, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/8219/.

MLA Style

Dan, . "Ma'rib Dam." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 26 Feb 2018. Web. 22 Oct 2019.

Remove Ads

Advertisement