Yemen’s antiques threatened by corruption, looters and smugglers

14 Jan 2013 3:04 PM | Anonymous

Yemen’s antiques threatened by corruption, looters and smugglers

Published on 14 January 2013 in Culture
Amal Al-Yarisi (author)
Antiques from hundred’s of years worth of history don’t recieve the required care despite their historical value.

Antiques from hundred’s of years worth of history don’t recieve the required care despite their historical value.

Yemen has long been noted for its unique history.  Proof of this is the numerous historic relics found in museums and archaeological sites that piece together the country’s rich cultural heritage. However, questions are now being posed regarding how serious concerned authorities are about protecting the country’s antiques against saboteurs and merchants looking to earn a quick buck by smuggling and selling the historic valuables.  

Yemen's unstable security and economic situation over the past two years has led to an increase in the black market for antique relics said Mohammed Al-Sanabani, the head of the Antiquities General Authority.   

http://www.yementimes.com/en/1641/culture/1847/Yemen’s-antiques-threatened-by-corruption-looters-and-smugglers.htm
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