Iris Gerlach

Sirwah, Jemen

Different phenomena of Sabaean cults are being examined by the Sanaʼa Branch as part of cluster 4 “Sanctuaries. Cult topography and forms of communication in sacral context”. As in many other cultures, a communication can be assumed in both directions in South Arabia, too: Besides the purely religious messages to the gods, political and economic messages were conveyed through various media in the sanctuaries. Questions on the cultural topography are explained using the example of the Sabaean city of Sirwāh.