Sites & cities that bear the name of Tayma


Today in : Saudi Arabia
First trace of activity : ca. 20th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 12th century C.E
Recorded names : Tema, Teman, Tyeman, Yeman, تيماء‎

Description : Tayma (Arabic: تيماء‎) or Tema Teman/Tyeman/Yeman (Habakkuk 3:3)‹ is a large oasis with a long history of settlement, located in northwestern Saudi Arabia at the point where the trade route between Yathrib (Medina) and Dumah (al-Jawf) begins to cross the Nefud desert. Tayma is located 264 km southeast of the city of Tabouk, and about 400 km north of Medina. It locates in the western part of An Nafud desert.

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