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Les inscriptions de Barāqish : Apport à la connaissance de l'antique cité de Yathill et du royaume de Maʿīn

Abstract : The archaeological area of Barāqish, including the extra muros sanctuaries of Shaqab al-Manaṣṣa and Darb aṣ-Ṣabī, yielded an exceptional amount of pre-Islamic South Arabian inscriptions. Over 600 texts provide us with an insight into the political, social, and economic history of the ancient kingdoms of Sabaʾ and Maʿīn. This contribution draws up an inventory of the inscriptions from the site and considers this corpus under the angle of ancient toponymy, cultural and architectural history. The examination of the textual content, once put in chronological order, allows for the identification of a set of ancient monuments, the date of their construction, thus highlighting the monumental evolution of the site. In the meantime, the confrontation of both epigraphy and archaeological data provided by the recent Italian excavations enables us to propose a new chronological sequence of the kings of Maʿīn and to reconsider the date of inscription RÉS 3022 and that of the reign of Abīyadaʿ Yathaʿ and his son Waqahʾīl Riyām.
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Jérémie Schiettecatte, Mounir Arbach. Les inscriptions de Barāqish : Apport à la connaissance de l'antique cité de Yathill et du royaume de Maʿīn. Sabina Antonini and Francesco Fedele. Baraqish/Yathill (Yemen) 1986-2007. Extramural excavations in Area C and overview studies, Volume 2, Archaeopress, pp.822-868, 2021, 978-1-78969-470-3. ⟨10.2307/j.ctv1mjqpth.37⟩. ⟨hal-03254540v2⟩

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