About Ma'rib

Marib is the capital city of the Ma'rib Governorate, Yemen and was the capital of the Sabaean kingdom, which some scholars believe to be the ancient Sheba of biblical fame. It is located at 15°25′0″N 45°21′0″E, approximately 120 kilometers east of Yemen's modern capital, Sana'a. It has a current population of 16,794. Ma'rib has been referred to as "the Al Qaeda capital of Yemen"