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Salḥīn
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, also Silḥīn, the name of the royal palace of the Sabaean kings in their capital Mārib [q.v.]. The house of Salḥīn ( bytn slḥn ; e.g. CIH 373) is the building of ancient South Arabia which is most frequently mentioned in the Sabaic inscriptions of the first three centuries A.D. Its name is also attested in the forms Salḥēn and Σιλεῆ in the title of the Abyssinian king ʿĒzānā in Ethiopic and Greek inscriptions of the fourth century A.D. from Aksum. Owing to the lack of excavations, the original site of the palace of Salḥīn in the area of the ancient town of Mārib has not yet been discovered.

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Müller, W.W., “Salḥīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 09 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6532>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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