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Health Ministry, ICRC sign two MoUs
[19 November 2017]
President stresses need to activate local authorities in provinces, districts
[19 November 2017]
President, PM discuss latest developments at internal, external levels
[19 November 2017]
Wahj Al-Hayah launches a global awareness project to eliminate Hepatitis
[19 November 2017]
President appoints 21st Batch as single Judges
[14 November 2017]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Army kills mercenaries in Lahj
[20 November 2017]
Army targets mercenaries in Dhale
[20 November 2017]
Army attacks mercenaries sites in Baidha
[20 November 2017]
US-Saudi warplanes hit Sanaa
[20 November 2017]
Military vehicle destroyed in Nehm
[20 November 2017]
 
  Reports
Feature: Untold story on Yemen's tourism, green, peaceful city, safe home for all IDPs■
[12 November 2017]
Report: 49 Yemeni civilians killed in 212 Saudi aggression airstrikes in six days
[05 April 2017]
Roundup: 1107 Saudi airstrikes kill 135 Yemeni civilians in March
[29 March 2017]
Roundup: Saudi kills 15 Yemeni civilians in 112 airstrikes on Yemen in 3 days
[25 March 2017]
Report: Saudi kills 68 in 301 airstrikes on Yemen in 7 days
[23 March 2017]
 
  International
FM meets WFP official
[03 October 2017]
FM meets Russian charge d'affaires
[03 October 2017]
Yemen strongly condemns Las Vegas terrorist attack
[03 October 2017]
Water minister meets visiting EU delegation
[17 September 2017]
President congratulates his Tajik counterpart on National Day
[08 September 2017]
  About Yemen
The Great Dam of Marib.
[13/October/2004] Marib Great Dam is the most outstanding historical landmark in Arabia Flex. It was erected in- between the northern and central Balak mountains, 8 km south-west of Marib city- some 167 km away from the capital Sana’a.

The construction of the dam, according to inscriptions, dates back to the 8th century BC. However, the results of a study made by a German archaeological expedition on a diversion dam in the Dhanan valley (Construction A), indicate that plans for building the dam underwent many stages and long periods between the start of the 2nd and 1st Millennium BC.

Whatever the date of the start of construction, it is an indisputable fact that the Great Marib Dam continued as a working monument through all ages of Yemen civilization from the beginnings of civilization until its collapse.

Inscriptions indicate that the Dam did collapse and was renovated several times .The last time major work were carried out on the dam was during the Abyssinian occupation of Yemen in the 6th century AD.

The Dam was a huge man-made lake of 35m high, 720m long and 60m wide at the foundations .
The foundations were built of bulky pieces of rocks covered with rough volcanic stones.

At the tip of the dam two gaps were left open through which water flowed into the irrigation system and canals and gravel on the sides

The surface of the exterior wall was covered with rough volcanic stones. At the tip of the dam two gaps were left open through which water flowed into the irrigation system and canals.

The wall of the two openings (Al-Sadafain), still exist, as described by Al-Hamadani more than 1000 years ago.

The ingenuity of the irrigation system centered on the collection of water flowing from a number of valleys. When the water level had risen the irrigation of the largest area of the "land of the tow heavens was possible .
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UPDATED ON : Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:50:55 +0300