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Yemen_ Marib dam detail
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Yemen_ Marib Dam Ruins 2_3D
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Yemen_ Marib Dam Ruins 3_3D
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Yemen_ Marib Dam Stonework_3D
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Yemen_ Marib Dam temple pedestal 2
Yemen_ Marib Dam temple pedestal 2
Yemen_ Marib Dam temple pedestal
Yemen_ Marib Dam temple pedestal
Yemen_ Marib Dam temple pedestal
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Yemen_ Marib Dam town 2_3D
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Yemen_ Marib Dam wall 2_3D
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Yemen_ Marib Dam water 7_3D
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Yemen_ Marib damn ruins cuniform_3D
Yemen_ Marib damn ruins cuniform_3D
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Yemen_ Marib Damn Water_2d
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Yemen_ Marib old city 2_3D
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Yemen_ Marib old city 3_3D
Yemen_ Marib old city 3_3D
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Yemen_ Marib old city_3D
Yemen_ Marib old city_3D
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Yemen_ Marib sabaean inscriptions_2d
Yemen_ Marib sabaean inscriptions_2d
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Yemen_ Marib temple 2_3D
Yemen_ Marib temple 2_3D
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Yemen_ Marib temple stones climbing_3D
Yemen_ Marib temple stones climbing_3D
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Yemen_ Marib Temple
Yemen_ Marib Temple
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The Great Dam of Marib, or the Ma’rib Dam, so called because of its proximity to the ancient city of Ma’rib, dates from the 8th century BC and is considered one of the oldest in the world.  Ma’rib was the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Saba and was the focal point of trade in the region.  The dam is located in the valley of Dhana in Yemen and was built in order the capture the monsoon rains so that the water could be used to irrigate the city’s outlying land.  It has been described as one of the archaeological marvels of the ancient world.  First constructed as a simple earth dam, it was thought to be 580 metres in length and 4 metres in height.  The dam was ultimately breached in 570-570 CE and fell into disuse.  A modern dam was built near the ancient site.  On 2 June 2015, the dam was damaged by iconoclasts.

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