Friday, 12 June 2015

Great Dam of Marib and Al-Qahira castle in Yemen damaged by Saudi airstrikes

My latest article for 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.

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