Kingdom of Qataban (Organization, Concept)

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Kingdom of Qataban (en), Qataban (de), Qataban (es), Qataban (fr), Qataban (it)Additional labels
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Qatabanian Kingdom (en)


Qataban or Katabania was an ancient Yemeni kingdom. Its heartland was located in the Baihan valley. Like some other Southern Arabian kingdoms it gained great wealth from the trade of frankincense and myrrh, incenses which were burned at altars. The capital of Qataban was named Timna and was located on the trade route which passed through the other kingdoms of Hadramaut, Sheba and Ma'in. The chief deity of the Qatabanians was 'Amm, or "Uncle" and the people called themselves the "children of Amm".

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