Minaeans

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Minaeans

 

an ancient southern Arabian tribe and kingdom that occupied the northern part of the present-day Yemen Arab Republic.

The earliest written records of the Minaean kingdom date from the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. The Minaean capital was originally Yathil (present-day Beraqish); the capital was later transferred to Qarnau (present-day Main). The Minaean kingdom had an early class society; the priesthood and tribal aristocracy played an important role in government.

The Minaeans flourished as middlemen in the incense trade. They controlled trade routes through Arabia; from the fourth through the second century B.C., a large Minaean colony existed at Dedan (present-day Al Ula). In the first century B.C., the Minaean kingdom came under the rule of the kings of Qataban; it was soon incorporated into the kingdom of Saba (Sheba) and later became part of Saba and the Raydan territory.

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He will also travel to the Dead Sea to visit a long-term USAID project at the Zara Ma'in water treatment center, the sole facility that provides clean water for Amman.
Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa is 45 kilometers from the capital city of Amman and 65 kilometers from the Queen Alia International Airport and a short drive to many of Jordan's major tourist attractions, including Wadi Mujib, Ma'in hot springs, Madaba - the city of Mosaics and the Baptism Site.
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Tomorrow (Friday), teams tackle 10 special stages, split into two repeats of specials at Ma'in, Syagha, Rama, Bahath and Suwayma.
Fighting also broke out Sunday morning between the 117th Infantry Brigade and tribal groups in the Ma'in and Al-Arqoub areas, located near the juncture of the Shabwa-Abyan-Aden road in central Abyan.
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C 'est ainsi qu'on trouvera tout un passage dans Za, ou le narrateur decide, au detour d'un jeu de mot entre la lettre P et la sonorite olfactive qui s'en degage, d'omettre la lettre P, dans un discours du "resident de la reublique", adressee a ses "Comatriotes et Comatriotesses" (Za 149) ; un meme traitement affectera la lettre R dans un passage similaire du Negre et l'Amiral ou le Pouvoir est egalement mis en scene de facon irreverencieuse : "J'ai lu qu'un Ami'al est un g'and ma'in qui fait beaucoup de combats sur la me' ; c'est pou'quoi, le Ma'echal vous a envoye ici pour chasser tous les ennemis de la Fouance" (Confiant, Le Negre 274).
Lucas, Constructive Critics, Hadith Literature, and the Articulation of Sunni Islam: The Legacy of the Generation of Ibn Said, Ibn Ma'in and Ibn Hanbal (Leiden: Brill, 2004).
Geographically, Jordan is home to some of nature's best health spots located in a landscape largely unchanged since biblical times; such as the healing waters of the Dead Sea and the therapeutic hot springs of Ma'in.