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Saudi destroys Yemen`s archaeological treasures

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Saudi-led Coalition and its groups from Islamic extremists who, in a campaign against heresy and historical sites, have destroyed archaeological treasures in Yemen, which is grimmer than you expect, depute many of these sites are not suitable or useful for military use
Massar mountain, is located in a village in Mankha district, Sana’a Province, which extends to about 1000 of years ago, was struck on April 17,2018, by more than 14 raids, leaving a deep destruction
In addition to the demolition of a large number of houses in the village targeted by direct shelling, and causing significant damage to the remaining homes, which are more than a hundred years old
On October, Airstrikes targeted the historic city of Shibam, killing more than 10 civilian as well as a huge damage in the old city of Kukaban

a photo show Kukaban city, western Sana`a , destroyed by Saudi air strikes ,YemenExtra,2108
a photo show Kukaban city, western Sana`a , destroyed by Saudi air strikes ,YemenExtra,2108

The Marib Dam, in an unpopulated area far from the capital, also was struck in 2015 by Saudi-led Coalition, leaving a deep gash in the well-preserved northern sluice gate
Further, the regional museum of Dhamar in the southwest of the city, which contained thousands of artifacts from the Himyarite Kingdom, was completely destroyed, when Saudi airstrikes hit by more 5 raids

You can watch, during the internet, thousands of images from a dozen flattened or severely damaged sites, including medieval castles such Aden’s Sira Fortress which had been destroyed by Islamic extremists, and the centuries-old al-Qassimi neighborhood in Sana’a

More than 60 sites have been destroyed or severely damaged since the conflict began in 2015, according to Ministry of Tourism, from Saudi bombings

Saudi attacks were a conscious campaign to wreck Yemen’s heritage and demoralize its citizens; after 3 years of assessing the damage, I believe the bombing is being done with a purpose, since many of these sites are not suitable or useful for military use

a photo show Sana`a city , destroyed by Saudi air strikes ,YemenExtra,2108
a photo show Sana`a city , destroyed by Saudi air strikes ,YemenExtra,2108

The destruction deliberate, agrees archaeologist Sarah Japp of Berlin’s German Archaeological Institute. “The Saudis were given information on important cultural heritage sites, including exact coordinates,” by UNESCO, said Japp, who was based in Sana’a before the war

The officials in Riyadh have not responded to repeated requests from Yemen, and UNESCO for comment, yet

 

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