Classical Period
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    Virtually every city and often even the smallest villages of Yemen have museums where hundreds of antiquities - inscriptions and artefacts - are housed, collections that bear witness to the culture that flourished in southern Arabia between the end of the 2nd millennium BC and the 6th century AD.
    This volume presents the epigraphic collections of three museums of the Dhamr governorate, a region situated in the highlands of Yemen, south of the capital Sana.
    The edition of each inscription, provided with a translation and a philological and historical commentary, is preceded by an introduction concentrating on the documents of local provenance, objects comprising the largest part of these collections. Through an analysis of new data and a review of past studies, the author examines the populations that inhabited this region, their social organization, the gods and religious practices, and their language through a diachronic perspective that also includes comparative considerations within the Ancient South Arabian civilization.
    For the first time, a culture of the southern highlands of Yemen is disclosed in all its complexity and importance, revealing a history that is much more ancient and long-lasting than previously imagined.

    Alessia Prioletta graduated from the University of Pisa and obtained her research Ph.D. in Philological and Historic Sciences of the Near East from the University of Florence. From 2007 to 2010, she worked in many museums of Yemen where she coordinated epigraphic cataloguing and taught courses on South Arabian epigraphy as well as the digitization of South Arabian inscriptions.
    Since 2012, she has held a research position at the University of Pisa within the ERC project DASI (Digital Archive for the Study of pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions) and has taught a course entitled "Arts of Ancient Yemen".

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    Editor's Preface
    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS
    FOREWORD
    INTRODUCTION
    I. Inscriptions from the region of Dhamàr
    - Previous studies and field research
    - The region of Dhamàr during pre-Islamic times
    - Tribes and clans
    - Society
    - Religion
    - Language
    - A new history of the region of Dhamàr based on inscriptions
    II. Inscriptions from other regions of Yemen
    - al-.Iawf
    - Qatabàn
    - Zafàr

    THE MUSEUM OF BAYNIGN
    Chapter 1 - Construction inscriptions
    Minor fragments
    Chapter 2 - Dedicatory texts
    Minaic and Qatabanic inscriptions
    Chapter 3 - Onomastics
    Chapter 4 - Minor fragments of uncertain typology

    THE REGIONAL MUSEUM OF DHAM.AR
    Chapter 1 - Construction inscriptions
    Minor fragments
    Chapter 2 - Dedicatory inscriptions
    Minaic inscriptions
    Chapter 3 - Commemorative inscription
    Chapter 4 - Onomastics
    Chapter 5 - Minor fragments of uncertain typology
    Chapter 6 - Inscribed bronze objects
    Chapter 7 - Inscribed pottery vessels and figurines

    THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF DHAM.AR
    Chapter 1 - Major inscriptions
    Chapter 2 - Minor fragments
    Chapter 3 - Onomastics
    BIBLIOGRAPHY
    CONCORDANCES
    INDEX OF PROPER NAMES
    INDEX OF WORDS
    CITED INSCRIPTIONS AND RELATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

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