The Unesco-listed town of mud skyscrapers is at risk of collapse unless urgent help is provided…
Source: Yemen’s ‘Manhattan of the desert’ damaged by flooding, say officials
Florence Derrick has listed the most remote locations in the UK and the rest of the world, which most travellers haven’t seen. Where will you travel to next?
Source: The 10 most remote places on earth that travellers haven’t seen | Skyscanner
Seizes several state buildings, including the governor’s headquarters…
Source: Yemen southern council consolidates grip on Socrata, a Unesco site
Fiery clashes convulsed Yemen’s remote Socotra archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on Friday as an armed unit funded by the United Arab Emirates battled government security forces for control of the island’s capital, the Yemeni government and witnesses said.
Source: Fighting reportedly erupts in Yemen’s UNESCO heritage site – Egypt Independent
Thirty years after unification, Yemen is on the verge of fragmentation as a result of armed conflicts, regional rivalries and foreign interference.
Source: 30 years after unity dream, fragmented Yemen faces reality
In earlier days people used to live in mud houses. Although those houses were of one storey, you would be surprised to know that there is a city where there are more than 500 skyscrapers made from mud. These buildings are nothing short of miracles because neither rain nor storms have any effect on them.
Source: Ancient city that hosts 500 years old mud skyscrapers – OrissaPOST
The new book The Art of Earth Architecture explores one of the oldest—and most ecologically sensitive—building techniques.
Source: The world’s most beautiful homes are also down to earth
Remote and isolated, the Socotra archipelago is often described as the “most alien-looking place on Earth.” The islands, part of Yemen, are scattered in the Arabian Sea, with Socotra, the largest island, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But while once a discerning destination for hardcore adventure tourists, visitor numbers have dwindled since the outbreak of the Yemeni civil war in 2015. Browse this gallery and get an idea of what this unworldly island looks like.
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In addition to the conflict’s huge human cost, Yemen’s rich cultural heritage has been ravaged, from the Queen of Sheba’s reputed throne room to the mudbrick high-rises of Shibam…
Source: ‘Manhattan of the desert’: civil war puts Yemen’s ancient skyscrapers at risk
Palmyra, bride of the desert, today is attracting more foreign tourists who come to see the archeological city which enjoys a prestigious position in the humanitarian and cultural history and to get acquainted with what it has went through of systematic destruction at the hands of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists.
Source: Palmyra attracts more foreign tourist delegations after liberating it from terrorism
Yemen’s rich historical sites being erased, the country’s Ministry of Culture says…
Source: Revealed: Houthi rebels looting and destroying Yemen’s culture
Smuggled Yemeni antiquities continue to find customers in the West, despite international outcry to stop the looting and destruction in Yemen.
Source: Many calls but little action to stop cultural destruction in Yemen
The Iran-backed rebels have been stealing manuscripts and historical books, cultural body say…
Source: Houthis condemned for pillaging historic Yemeni library
The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IESCO) condemned Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen for stealing manuscripts, historical and scientific books and artifacts from the historic library of Zabid. The stolen items were valuable…
Source: IESCO Condemns Houthi Pillaging of Yemen’s Historic Zabid Library
DUBAI: The Islamic Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization condemned Sunday the Houthis’ theft of manuscripts, historical and scientific books and artifacts from the library of a fortress in…
Source: ISESCO condemns Houthi looting of artifacts from Zabid