Where is Ghamadan Palace?

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Ghamadan Palace


The old palaces are considered one of the most important monuments that clarify the ways of ancient historical construction, which was characterized by its strength and its ability to protect the region from wars, and the most important of these palaces is the Ghamadan Palace, which was built in the city of Sana’a in Yemen to establish the king and conduct state affairs in it, and this palace is characterized by decoration and engineering The stunning architecture was decorated with granite and alabaster, which made it the focus of attention of many kings, and many of them inhabited it, the last of which was King Saif bin Dhi Yazan.

Ghamadan Palace consisted of twenty floors between each floor and the distance estimated at ten cubits, but the palace was completely destroyed and built on the ruins of the Great Mosque in Sanaa, and remained from it the doors that still themselves are the doors of the mosque.

Construction date

The era in which the palace was built or who built it was not specified, and historians disagreed about that and their history of building the palace resulted in three possibilities:

  • The palace was built by King Elie Sharh Yahdhab, who is one of the kings who ruled the city of Sanaa in the first century AD, according to what British knowledge said that studied the inscriptions on the broken and remaining stones that date back to the first century AD, i.e. the same period of his rule.
  • That the palace was built by Sam bin Noah, and historians mentioned in their writings that they wrote: “Sam ibn Noah used it.” He found Yemen the most pleasant dwelling place and set up his headquarters, so God sent a bird, so he hijacked the headquarters and flew with it, so “Sam” followed him to see where he fell and took it to the grain of the foot of We revolted and put it on Hurdah Ghamadan, so “Sam” knew that he had been ordered to build there, so he established Ghamadan Palace.
  • The palace was built by Arab bin Qahtan, according to what Ibn Hisham and Ibn Katheer had written in their writing.


There is a great difference between the ability of historians to know the ways to demolish the Ghamadan Palace. Just as they differed about who built it, they also differed in how and how it was demolished, and most of the accounts that may be closer to health are narration:

  • The palace was demolished in three stages, the first of which was at the Ethiopian invasion of Yemen in the year 525 AD, then another part of it was demolished during the era of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, and the last part of it collapsed during the era of the caliphate in the era of Uthman Ibn Affan.
  • The destruction of Ghamadan Palace was completely destroyed as a result of an order from the Caliph Othman bin Affan because of the presence of a tree in which it is written: “Aslam Ghamdan Hadmak was killed.” What Muslim historians have mentioned.

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