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Yemen Heritage at Risk

Language: عربى, subtitles English

In February 2015, a violent conflict erupted in Yemen causing terrible human suffering and loss of life.Yemeni Cultural heritage sites are heavily affected, mostly through collateral damage. However, the intentional destruction of ancient tombs was reported to have occurred, for the first time, in Hadramout, in July 2015. All three cultural World Heritage properties (Old Walled City of Shibam, Old City of Sana’a, Historic Town of Zabid) are now inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Old City of Sana’a and the historic centre of Saa’da were hit by shelling and gravely damaged.

on this subject: Gallery: Heritage at Risk in Yemen

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Place/region: Shibam, Sana'a, Zabid, Yemen, North Africa, Africa
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: UNESCO
Coproducer/sponsor: European Union
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Rights: UNESCO; European Union

Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-2019-02-11-000448-YEM-HD
Rights holder: UNESCO ; European Union;