Heritage Under Threat: The Ancient Yemeni Mud City on the Verge of Collapse; Marina Makary; Scoop Empire

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Yemen’s ‘Manhattan of the desert’ damaged by flooding, say officials; Ali Mahmood; The National

The Unesco-listed town of mud skyscrapers is at risk of collapse unless urgent help is provided…

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The 10 most remote places on earth that travellers haven’t seen; Florence Derrick; Skyscanner

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?

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Yemen southern council consolidates grip on Socrata, a Unesco site; Gulf News

Seizes several state buildings, including the governor’s headquarters…

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Fighting reportedly erupts in Yemen’s UNESCO heritage site; Egypt Independent/AP

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.

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30 years after unity dream, fragmented Yemen faces reality; Muslim Times/AFP

Thirty years after unification, Yemen is on the verge of fragmentation as a result of armed conflicts, regional rivalries and foreign interference.

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Saudi raids destroy Yemen World Heritage sites; Middle East Monitor

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UNESCO expresses concern while monitoring flash floods in the Old City of Sana’a; Unesco

Source: UNESCO expresses concern while monitoring flash floods in the Old City of Sana’a

Ancient city that hosts 500 years old mud skyscrapers; Orissa Post

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.

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25 Cultural Treasures Destroyed Forever by War; Thomas C Frohlich & John Harrington; Wall St

 

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The world’s most beautiful homes are also down to earth; Diana Budds; Curbed

The new book The Art of Earth Architecture explores one of the oldest—and most ecologically sensitive—building techniques.

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Socotra—an unworldly island in the Arabian Sea; Stars Insider

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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The ‘Manhattan of the Desert’: Shibam, Yemen’s Ancient Skyscraper City; Arch Daily

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‘Manhattan of the desert’: civil war puts Yemen’s ancient skyscrapers at risk; Bethan McKernan; The Guardian

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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…

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Palmyra attracts more foreign tourist delegations after liberating it from terrorism; Ruaa al-Jazaeri; SANA

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.

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Revealed: Houthi rebels looting and destroying Yemen’s culture; Mina Aldroubi; The National

Yemen’s rich historical sites being erased, the country’s Ministry of Culture says…

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Many calls but little action to stop cultural destruction in Yemen; Mohammed Yahya Gahlan; Al Monitor

Smuggled Yemeni antiquities continue to find customers in the West, despite international outcry to stop the looting and destruction in Yemen.

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Houthis condemned for pillaging historic Yemeni library; The National

The Iran-backed rebels have been stealing manuscripts and historical books, cultural body say…

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IESCO Condemns Houthi Pillaging of Yemen’s Historic Zabid Library; Al Awsat

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…

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ISESCO condemns Houthi looting of artifacts from Zabid; Arab News

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…

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