|The Samah' El Yanuf II, son of Dhamar El Watar II, had his name carved into parts of the dam to mark the completion and repair of the dam|
|The new dam is 38 m 125 ft high, 763 m 2,503 ft long, built of earth across the Wadi Dhana at , creating a storage capacity of 398 million cubic meters||[ ] Modern dam [ ] The current dam in 1986 A new dam was built in the 1980s, close to the location of the old one, at the expense of , the late , whose tribe reportedly resettled from Ma'rib to what is now the , some time during the 17th century, or in the 6th century, after the collapse of the historical dam|
The gate of the main channel for groundwater was opened in the valley of Ubaida for three months, where the quantity of water flowing amounted to 80 million cubic meters.
|, also an archaeological site Notes [ ]• The dam's position allowed for a and between the northern end of the dam and the to the west||The same problems of siltation encountered in the ancient dam was also faced in the construction of the new dam|
|However, the bed at the new dam site consists of sand and gravel material 30—50 m thick||[ ] Some tentative findings suggest that simple and a network were constructed as far back as around 1750 BC, but the most reliable information dates the Great Dam of Ma'rib to about the 8th century BC|
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