Where is Queen Bilqis Palace located?

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Queen Bilqis Palace site

Queen Bilqis Palace is located, or as it is called the Throne of Bilqis, or Bran Palace in the Yemeni city of Marib, which is one hundred and seventy-three kilometers from the center of the capital of the Yemeni Republic, Sana’a, where the temple is located four kilometers to the southwestern side of the ancient city of Marib About one kilometer northwest of the Muharram of Bilqis, which is considered one of the ruins of the city of Marib, and in the western side of the road that connects the city of Safer, and the city of Marib.

A brief history of Queen Bilqis Palace

The palace of Queen Bilqis, or the throne of Bilqis, is considered one of the most important temples of the historic Kingdom of Sheba, where it was used to serve as a temple to the god (Al-Maqqa), knowing that the temple structure was built in the era of the Muqarabeen during the fifth and sixth centuries BC, and evidenced by the inscriptions that were found On it in the structure of the building, as for the temple corridors, it was built during the age of Kings during the third and fourth centuries BC, and the history of the construction of the mud fence dates back to the first century BC, and the huge pillars were built during the third and fourth centuries AD, and the temple remained Since that time inundated Dunes that an exploratory mission of the German Archaeological Institute in conjunction with the Government of Yemen exploration in the region, and the discovery of the throne of Bilqis in the year one thousand nine hundred and seventy-seven, it is worth mentioning began that the temple has undergone subsequent renovations, and repair; to receive visitors, and tourists.

The general shape of the palace of Queen Balqis

The architectural design of Queen Bilqis Palace takes a square shape, and is entered from the door on the northern side, which is provided by a wide open courtyard mediated by the holy well, and a stone water basin that feeds on water through an estuary coming from the mouth of the holy bull, and is surrounded by this plaza, but is surrounded by this courtyard from the square. It is important to mention that the palace includes a number of towers, but the main hall of the temple is surrounded on three sides (north, west, and south) with walls, as the western wall of the hall corresponds to a group of fixed stone benches, as they are found inside Six large stone columns topped by crowns decorated with cubes, and the length of each of these columns about twelve meters, and a weight of approximately 17.5 tons, knowing that these columns can be reached through twelve stone steps.

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