Dhamar

Encyclopedia

dhamar

town, western Yemen, lying in the Yemen Highlands, in a valley 12 miles (19 km) wide between two volcanic peaks at 8,000 feet (2,400 metres) above sea level. Although local tradition dates many of the sites in the district to biblical times, the first certain historical mention of Dhamar is by the Arab geographer and philologist Yaqut (1179-1229), who wrote of its fine public buildings and of the fertility of the surrounding countryside.

Learn more about Dhamar with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: dhaman
Next Definition: dhamen
Words Near: dhamar
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for dhamar
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing dhamar
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;