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This article is about the ancient city in Yemen. For the area in Israel, see Timna valley. For the Intel microprocessor, see Intel Timna.

Timna (Arabic,تمنة) is an ancient city in Yemen, the capital of the Qataban kingdom; it is distinct from a city in Southern Israel that shares the same name.[1]

During ancient times, Timna was an important hub in the famous Incense Route, which supplied Arabian and Indian incense via camel caravan to ports on the Mediterranean Sea, most notably Gaza, and Petra.

An American excavation of Timna took place in the 1950s chronicled in the book "Qataban and Sheba" by the American archaeologist Wendell Phillips.[1]

For a modern treatment of the city, see: Beihan


Coordinates: 15°00′06″N 45°48′57″E / 15.00167°N 45.81583°E / 15.00167; 45.81583

  1. ^ a b Phillips, Wendell (1955). Qataban and Sheba : exploring the ancient kingdoms on the Biblical spice routes of Arabia. New York: Harcourt Brace. OCLC 408743.