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Greek PM passes vote of confidence in government with support of 151 deputies
[17 January 2019]
Sanaa's Whada Club organizes Second winter forum in capital Sanaa
[17 January 2019]
Health course on pregnant mother organized in Sanaa
[17 January 2019]
372 people infected with H1N1 flu in Yemen: Health Ministry
[17 January 2019]
Traffic accidents claimed lives of 293 citizens in Sanaa in 2018: Report
[17 January 2019]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Army foils Saudi-led mercenaries' infiltration in Asir
[18 January 2019]
Protest rally in capital Sanaa to condemn Saudi aggression violations
[18 January 2019]
Seven Saudi aggression air strikes hit Saada
[18 January 2019]
Saudi-paid mercenaries targeted in Asir
[18 January 2019]
Army's drone attacks Saudi army groups in Asir
[18 January 2019]
 
  Reports
Coalition kills, injures more than 14 civilians in Hodeidah
[18 January 2019]
Coalition commits more than 437 violations in Hodeidah within 72 hours
[16 January 2019]
Army inflicts on saudi-led mercenaries heavy losses over 24 last hours : Report
[15 January 2019]
Army kills dozens of saudi soldiers, mercenaries over 24 hours : Report
[14 January 2019]
2018 was catastrophic for Yemen's childhood due to saudi aggression: Health ministry
[12 January 2019]
 
  International
OPEC cuts lead oil prices higher
[18 January 2019]
Rights Watch accuses UAE of violating human rights in Yemen
[18 January 2019]
Central Bank of Turkey decides to fix interest rate
[18 January 2019]
Sterling heals wounds
[18 January 2019]
Paris calls for appointment of new Renault president
[18 January 2019]
  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 : Fri, 18 Jan 2019 21:13:12 +0300