Was the Marib dam an engineering wonder of the ancient world?

Category: ANCIENT WORLD

Asked on 2020-03-18 07:02:21

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The answer

Pendulum World wrote on 18th of March 2020
Yes, it was !

 

Useful links on topic - More information - Source

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marib_Dam

 

The story

The Marib Dam is a dam blocking the Wadi Adhanah (also Dhana or Adhana) in the valley of Dhana in the Balaq Hills, located in the Ma'rib Governorate in Yemen. The current dam was built in the 1980s and is close to the ruins of the Great Dam of Ma'rib built in the 8th century BC. It was one of the engineering wonders of the ancient world and a central part of the Sabaean and Himyarite kingdoms around Ma'rib.

 

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