Arabian Epigraphic Notes

An Open Access Online Journal on Arabian Epigraphy.

La datation paléographique des inscriptions sudarabiques du Ier millénaire avant J.-C. : méthode et limites


This paper proposes a new chronological classification of the Ancient South Arabian inscriptions of the first millennium BCE. Our proposal is based on recent archaeological and epigraphic discoveries, as well as synchronisms with external sources. These data contradict the traditional paleography-based dating and invalidates paleography as a method of dating the South Arabian inscriptions.


Ancient South Arabian Chronology Palaeography Yemen Dating