The Yemeni government condemns the Houthis for the destruction of historical artifacts

  • A number of sites and historical buildings were subjected to the “exhumation and destruction” by the Iran-backed Houthi militia, the minister said.

Marwan Damaj, Yemen’s Minister of Culture, handed a list of missing artifacts to the United Nations panel of experts, the official news agencySABAreported.

The minister reviewed the cultural situation in Yemen and the most affected historical monuments in the country amid a meeting in Aden.

A number of sites and historical buildings were subjected to the “exhumation and destruction” by the Iran-backed Houthi militia, the minister said.

The minister also claimed that Houthis pioneers exhumed archeological destinations and the sold curios in the territories under their control.

He said that the militias destroyed museums in Abyan and Taiz. “Museums were severely damaged, bringing about the loss of a significant number of their property, ancient rarities, and original copies,” He said.

The team of UN experts will offer specialized help to the Ministry of Culture by helping train experts as masters in following Yemeni curios in the global market, the report said.

The Coordinator of the group of specialists brought up that the group will compare with UNESCO and request that they flow to universal galleries to not to purchase or manage those exchanging Yemeni historical artifacts.

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