Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Yemen


Yemen Republic 10 Rial 1990 UNC
Front: Qubbat Al-Bakiliyah Mosque
Back: Marib Dam in the valley of Dhana

The Marib Dam blocks the Wadi Adhanah (also Dhana or Adhana) in the valley of Dhana in the Balaq Hills, Yemen. The current dam is close to the ruins of the Great Dam of Marib, dating from around the seventh century BC. It was one of the engineering wonders of the ancient world and a central part of the south Arabian civilization around Marib. Read more

2 comments:

Jay said...

this Yemen banknote just happens to be one of my favorite in my own collection as well! Beautiful colors

Encyclobanknotes, Encycloworld Heritage Postcard said...

Thk you Jay :)

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