Sites & cities that bear the name of Shabwa


Today in : Yemen
First trace of activity : ca. 13th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 3rd century C.E
Recorded names : 𐩦𐩨𐩥𐩩, S²bwt, شَـبْـوَة‎, Shabwah, Sabota

Description : The ancient city of Shabwa (Arabic: شَبْوَة‎, romanized: Shabwah; Old South Arabian: 𐩦𐩨𐩥𐩩 S²bwt) was the capital of Hadhramaut at the South Arabian region of the Arabian Peninsula. The ruins of the city are located in the north of modern Shabwah Governorate of the Republic of Yemen. Pliny the Elder and Strabo refer to the city as Sabota, formerly a royal city with multiple local temples. Shabwa was first settled in 13th century BC, and was destroyed by the Himyarites at the end of the 3rd century AD.

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