Archaeologists find statue of ancient Yemeni queen

March 19th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, March 19 (ANI): A Yemeni archaeologist team has discovered a mosaic statue of an ancient queen sitting on a throne with her chest engraved with Musnad letters.

The archaeologists also found other relics including a stone board with faith signs engraved on it.

Two pulls separated by a tree were carved on the stone board, a symbol that was known as Lifes Tree in ancient Yemeni civilization, said Ali al-Sanabani, director of the authority.

Other symbols like crescent were imprinted on the disocvered relics.

The discoveries were revealed during excavations at a site in Dhamar province, where the team found buildings that were used to give sacrifices.

According to Al-Sanabani, the site is a trace of the Yatrib city of the Sheba civilization. (ANI)

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