The STUDIA UNIVERSITATIS BABEŞ-BOLYAI issue article summary

The summary of the selected article appears at the bottom of the page. In order to get back to the contents of the issue this article belongs to you have to access the link from the title. In order to see all the articles of the archive which have as author/co-author one of the authors mentioned below, you have to access the link from the author's name.

 
       
         
    STUDIA GEOLOGIA - Issue no. Special Issue / 2009  
         
  Article:   ANCIENT BUILDING STONES FROM THE JABAL MAKDARAH AND JABAL HAYLAN AREA/YEMEN – CLASSIFICATION, ORIGIN AND WEATHERING BEHAVIOUR.

Authors:  CHRISTIAN WEISS, ROMAN KOCH, IRIS GERLACH.
 
       
         
  Abstract:  The Jabal Makdarah and Jabal Haylan area is placed in the east of the Yemen capital Sana’a. During ancient times (800 B.C. to 300 A.D.), the area was an important cultural centre of the Sabaean civilisation. Especially the city of Sirwah was of high religious and cultural importance (Brunner, 1989, Gerlach, 2003). Focus of the building stone research is the Almaqah temple (Fig. 1), a central building of the ancient city which was used over several centuries before being covered by sediments. After the excavation organized by the DAI (German Archaeological Institute), the temple will be restored.

Key words: ancient building stones, classification, weathering, Yemen
 
         
     
         
         
      Back to previous page