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Apeikis, Sally et al.: Himjar: Das vergessene Reich in Südarabien, Heidelberg: heiBOOKS, 2016 (2012) (Universitätsmuseum Heidelberg – Kataloge, Vol. 7). https://doi.org/10.11588/heibooks.73.63

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ISBN 978-3-946531-13-5 ()

Published 25.02.2016.

The first edition was published by the University Museum of Heidelberg in 2012.


Sally Apeikis, Lea Bauer, Christoph Beringer, Boch Cathrin


Das vergessene Reich in Südarabien

Universitätsmuseum Heidelberg – Kataloge

More than three decades ago, the Romano-Germanic Central Museum in Mainz presented the results of a perennial restoration of the remains of two royal statues which turned out to be almost two and a half meters high in a small exhibition. The statues stood in the classical contrapposto, arranged as if they were statues of heroes, and were signed by a Greek artist named Phokas. For most archaeologists and historians of the time, the discovery of these artifacts was the first discovery of evidence of an Old South Arabic kingdom in today’s Yemen, which had, been totally unknown until then. However, in later years this discovery was widely forgotten.

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