Ma'rib Dam


Ibolya Horvath
by Dan
published on 26 February 2018
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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.

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