CITIES WORKSHOP 2: "ZAFAR - MATERIAL HISTORY OF A BURIED SOUTH ARABIAN CITY ON THE EVE OF ISLAM"
Located in the rocky highlands of Yemen, Zafār was one of the most important centres of the Arabian peninsula in Late Antiquity, at the junction of the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Levant and the Mediterranean. The city was the capital of Himyar (3-6th c.), a powerful South Arabian empire which exerted its influence all the way to Mecca. Building on the extraordinary archeological discoveries of the Heidelberg-Yemeni project, this workshop explores the history and material culture of Zafār and aims to cast new light on the interconnected world that would soon see the emergence of Islam.
Christian Robin, CNRS Paris
Paul Yule, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Robert Hoyland, ISAW NYU
Daniel Mahoney, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
Glen Bowersock, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Nadia Ali, Silsila
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