Conférence du Dr Christian Robin (15 décembre 2014)
Dr Christian Robin, archéologue et fondateur du Centre Français d’Archéologie et de Sciences Sociales de Sanaa (CEFAS, Yémen), donnera une conférence en anglais sous le thème "De nouveaux monuments dans l’histoire ancienne de la péninsule arabe", à Dar Al Athar Al Islamiya, le 15 decembre 2014 à 19h.
Monday 15th December, 7pm, DAI- Amricani Center
Dr Christian Robin is the director of research emeriti of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France, the founder of the French Research center in Sana’a (Yemen, CEFAS) and has served as director for many archeological expeditions and research projects. He is the author of numerous books and scientific papers, most related to Yemen and its history.
New Milestones in the History of Ancient Arabia
The history of pre-Islamic Arabia presents astonishing features, one of which being the texts inscribed on a permanent support. In recent years, the proliferation of regular surveys and excavations, as well as the looting of antiquities in Yemen, revealed a large number of important texts. For the most part, the new data revolves around long-distance trade by land (Gerrha) or by sea (Suqutra) ; the development of Arabic script (now attested in Najran circa 150 years before the Hijrah) ; Judaism and Christianity ; and the reign of Abraha (which spread over much of northern Arabia in 552-553).