Marib

Marib

Marib is the capital city of the Marib Governorate, Yemen and was the capital of the Sabaean kingdom in the 1st millennium BC. The Sabaean kings built great irrigation works such as the Marib dams, whose ruins are still visible. The Marib Dam supported a flourishing culture for more than a thousand years until its collapse in 575 AD.

Site Information

Country: Yemen

District: Marib Governorate

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Kingdom of Sheba

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Archaeological site of Marib

Date of Submission: 2002

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