Kingdom of Saba Timeline

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  • c. 950 BCE - 275 CE
    The Kingdom of Saba flourishes in southern Arabia.
  • c. 760 BCE - c. 740 BCE
    Reign of the Mukarrib Yatha' Amar Watta; Ma'rib dam built in Saba.
  • c. 600 BCE - c. 500 BCE
    Approximate period of the reign of the great Sabean king Karib'il Wattar who expands Saba's territory and enriches royal treasury.
  • 285 BCE - 246 BCE
    Reign of Egyptian pharaoh Ptolemy II Philadelphus who favors sea routes for trade over land routes; Saba begins to decline.
  • 275 CE
    Saba is conquered by the Himyarites.