As war destroys Yemen's present, museums struggle to preserve its past

Updated: Jun 10, 2021, 10:04 PM(IST) Preshy Arora

A bronze statue of the main God of the kingdom of Saba, located in what is now the Yemeni province of Marib, lies in a dark and fortified room of the Sanaa National Museum. The piece was made by a man named Hawtar Athat in the first half of the sixth century BC. It has been lucky enough to survive the latest war in Yemen. Many other artefacts have not.

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