Great Dam of Marib and Al-Qahira castle in Yemen damaged by Saudi airstrikes | The Art Newspaper

Recent Saudi airstrikes have caused further damage to heritage sites across Yemen. Among them is the eighth-century Great Dam of Marib, “one of the most important cultural heritage sites in Yemen and in the Arabian Peninsula”, according to Unesco director-general Irina Bokova. Images taken after the airstrike reveal that part of the dam’s wall has collapsed, and ancient Sabaean inscriptions at the site may also have been affected.