Cover of: Queen of Sheba: Treasures from Ancient Yemen by
Donate Book

We don't have this book yet. Can you donate it to the Lending Library? Learn More

Buy this book

When you buy books using these links the Internet Archive may earn a small commission.

Last edited by ISBNbot2
July 27, 2021 | History

Queen of Sheba: Treasures from Ancient Yemen

  • 0 Ratings
  • 1 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 0 Have read

This edition was published in by British Museum Press

Written in English

304 pages

Exhibitions at the British Museum are always accompanied by catalogues, which are often worthwhile books in their own right; this one is no exception and would serve very well as an introduction to the subject. There are twelve chapters on Sheba in western popular culture and legend, what exactly is known about Saba' and the Sabaeans (the kingdom in southern Arabia associated with Sheba), the incense trade, agriculture, arts, architecture, languages and writing, religion and death and funerary practices. Over 300 items are described and illustrated with colour photographs and the production is beautiful throughout. St John Simpson is an Assistant Keeper in The British Museum and is responsible for the ancient Arabia, Iran and 'Alexander to Islam' period collections in the Department of the Ancient Near East.

Read more

Edition Availability
Cover of: Queen of Sheba: Treasures from Ancient Yemen
Queen of Sheba: Treasures from Ancient Yemen
2002, British Museum Press
Paperback in English

Add another edition?

Queen of Sheba

Treasures from Ancient Yemen

First published in 2002



Work Description

Exhibitions at the British Museum are always accompanied by catalogues, which are often worthwhile books in their own right; this one is no exception and would serve very well as an introduction to the subject. There are twelve chapters on Sheba in western popular culture and legend, what exactly is known about Saba' and the Sabaeans (the kingdom in southern Arabia associated with Sheba), the incense trade, agriculture, arts, architecture, languages and writing, religion and death and funerary practices. Over 300 items are described and illustrated with colour photographs and the production is beautiful throughout. St John Simpson is an Assistant Keeper in The British Museum and is responsible for the ancient Arabia, Iran and 'Alexander to Islam' period collections in the Department of the Ancient Near East.

Queen of Sheba: Treasures from Ancient Yemen

This edition was published in by British Museum Press


The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
304

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25427246M
ISBN 10
0714111511
ISBN 13
9780714111513

Community Reviews (0)

Feedback?
No community reviews have been submitted for this work.

Lists containing this Book

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS | Wikipedia citation
July 27, 2021 Edited by ISBNbot2 normalize ISBN
May 25, 2013 Edited by Francesca Fiore Edited without comment.
May 25, 2013 Edited by Francesca Fiore Added new cover
May 25, 2013 Created by Francesca Fiore Added new book.