Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Yemen’s historic sites damaged in airstrikes after ceasefire fails

My latest article for The Art Newspaper...

Unlike the widely reported attacks by Islamic State on historic sites in Syria and Iraq, the loss of Yemen’s cultural heritage due to continued violence and political instability has received little media attention. According to Unesco, many historic buildings were bombed on 11 May in the Old City of Sana’a, a World Heritage Site. The Old City of Saa’dah, submitted by Yemen as a tentative site to the World Heritage List, and the historic city of Baraqish were also reportedly damaged.

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