Bead Manufacture at Hajar Ar-Rayhani, Yemen

  title={Bead Manufacture at Hajar Ar-Rayhani, Yemen},
  author={A. John Gwinnett and Leonard Gorelick},
  journal={The Biblical Archaeologist},
  pages={187 - 196}
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