Himyarite


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Himyarite

a member of an ancient people of SW Arabia, sometimes regarded as including the Sabeans
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A curious factoid is the description of my counting eighty Himyarite dams (p.
The Syriac chronicle attributed to Dionysius of Tel-Mahre, written by a monk of Zuqnin in the late eighth century based on earlier historiographic sources, includes the following brief entry: "In 616 (305) the Himyarites were led to the faith of the Christians by a captive woman." (117) In this section of the chronicle, the author claims to be drawing from Socrates' Ecclesiastical History.
rcheologists also found a small stone statue of a headless woman in sitting position with two lines of Musnad script -used to write the ancient Himyarite language- on her chest, and some pieces of pottery.
It is a veritable encyclopaedia of almost everything to do with Himyarite culture and its capital at Zafar.
During the fifth and early sixth centuries, the Himyarite kings ruled the entire southern Arabian Peninsula, Their sea trade introduced artistic styles, subjects, and craft traditions from the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds.
The town leaders climbed down the well next to where the Himyarite castle used to be in the walled city.
It seems that Egyptian, Nabatean, Roman, Greek, Parthian, Phoenician, Himyarite, Axumite, Hadrami, Swahili, perhaps Meroitic, and even Indonesian cultures and/or empires were all, at one time or another, if not constantly, centrally concerned about their engagement with this region.
The paragraph, printed in full below, should be inserted after the fourth full paragraph on page 30, column 1: However, Dhu-Nuwas's grandiose schemes received a serious setback when a neighboring sheikh named Aidug, who still adhered to heathenism, reproached the Himyarite king for destroying the Arabian Peninsula's trade by his exclusion of Byzantine merchants.
He had been ordained a bishop and sent by Constantius II on a missionary expedition to the Himyarite portion of the Axumite kingdom in southern Arabia.(22) On his return to the empire he settled at Antioch.(23) He seems to have become very influential, so much so that he negotiated an agreement between Constantius II and Gallus on the accession of the latter to the rank of Caesar.(24) According to Gregory of Nyssa, it was Theophilus who introduced Aetius to Gallus Caesar.(25) Presumably, therefore, Theophilus had summoned him back to Antioch in about 351 on the strength of his growing reputation.
Take, for example, a recent attempt in which a Yemeni man tried to smuggle a set of silver coins dating back to the ancient Himyarite Kingdom, the last kingdom in Yemen before the arrival of Islam, dating from 110 BC to 527 AD.
A selection of 36 papers discuss such topics as the distribution of storage and diversion dams in the western mountains of South Arabia during the Himyarite period, American missionaries to Oman, a typology of incense burners of the Islamic period, relations between southern Arabia and the northern Horn of Africa during the last millennium BC, contemporary tribal versions of local history in Hadramawt, and lateral fricatives and lateral emphatics in southern Saudi Arabia and Mehri.
The Himyarite Empire was the last of Yemen's ancient kingdoms.