Deposit from the Vielle Charité Museum in Marseille, 1978

The archaic South Arabian alphabet is visible, however, on the above alabaster votive stele. Written in the Sabaean language, this stele has an inscription addressed to the god Almaqah. It dates to c. 700 B.C.E. and comes from modern-day Yemen, possibly from the area of Ma’rib. This stele is currently in the Louvre Museum.