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"Ubar"? get serious — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2003:6B:52D:A801:78FF:AF8D:11AE:A3DD (talk) 15:11, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Removed wikify tag[edit]

Someone from the Yemen Project needs to look over this article and provide more links and more context. A picture would help greatly and a map. KarenAnn 20:27, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

along with needing more links, the existing link to Dhana needs to be corrected. its pointing to a dynasty in india, and not the city in yemen. i couldnt find the correct article, so maybe the link just needs to be removed. 04:34, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Problem with dates[edit]

The main text includes the following:

"After the end of the Kingdom of Sheba, possession of the dam came to the Himyarites in around 115 BCE. They undertook a further reconstruction, ... These extensive works were not actually finalised until 325 BCE ..."

This is obviously an impossible situation. Should the latter date be "325 CE"? Or perhaps one or both of the years are incorrect. Grammarmonger

A recommended source[edit]

For this article is Alessandro de Maigret, Arabia Felix, translated by Rebecca Thompson (London: Stacey International, 2002). I would supply footnotes to it here, but I do not have a copy immediately at hand. -- llywrch 04:10, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

External link does not work[edit]

As of today, A Study of the Marib Dam and It's Sluice System (115 B.C. - 575 A.D.) is pointing to nothing. A working link is: [1] -- (talk) 15:47, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Quotation marks missing from large quoted paragraph[edit]

Section 1.4 ″The dam and the location of the lost city of Ubar″ is a single paragraph. All but the initial sentence of this paragraph is an unacknowledged direct quotation of the entire content of an abstract from a US Government Web page that has the heading ″NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS).″[1]

While NASA says that this abstract has ″Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited,″ the wording of the abstract nevertheless must be put in quotation marks and its exact source given. In accordance with common sense and Wikipedia guidelines I assume that the absence of quotation marks is inadvertent. Indeed, a reference for the above paragraph is given in Note 11 which says the following: Blom, Ronald G., Crippen, Robert E. and Zarins, Juris. 1998 “Possible Ancient Anthrosols Near Lost City of Ubar Site in Oman; Geological Society of America, 1998 Annual Meeting.” Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America. Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO. Volume 30, Issue 7, Pages 123. ISSN: 0016-7592.

Since the document in Note 11 carries a 1998 date, whereas the NASA document gives a 2000 date, the former would be the better reference of the two if, in fact, the entire quotation is given. I have been unable, however, to get the Geological Society of America to produce the abstract via its search engine.[2]

My solution to this situation is that I will insert the necessary quotation marks, leave the reference in Note 11 as is, and then also provide the NASA reference (above) where I know for sure that the entire quoted abstract appears. Wikifan2744 (talk) 07:18, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

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