Yemen's cultural heritage at risk of destruction

South Yemen and North Yemen unified as the Republic of Yemen on May 22, 1990

Stars Insider

22/05/20 | StarsInsider

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As if tens of thousands killed, millions displaced, widespread famine, and a deadly cholera epidemic weren't enough, the misery of Yemen's civil war has also eroded the country's rich cultural heritage. A nation with three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a further 10 sites on the organization's tentative list, Yemen is renowned for its historic mosques, palaces, and other unique buildings. But a worrying amount of this ancient architecture has been severely damaged since the outbreak of hostilities.

How concerned should the world be? Browse this gallery and take a look at what's at risk.

(Photo: Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 3.0)


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