University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: James A. Sauer

The Road to Wadi al-Jubah

Archaeology on the Ancient Spice Route in Yemen

By: Jeffrey A. Blakely and James A. Sauer

The barren sand track leads south from the ancient silt fields of Marib through the sands of the Rub’ al-Khali, along the edges of the rugged mountains of central Yemen, over precipitous passes, and finally to Wadi Beihan, where Hajar. Bin Humeid and Timna’ are located (see Fig. 2). Timna’ was the capital of pre-Islamic […]