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Yemen Heritage Week

posted on: Apr 27, 2016

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A number of globally renowned museums are participating in UNESCO’s awareness-raising campaign: “Yemen Heritage Week – Museums United for Yemen” from the 24th – 30th of April. Participating museums within the U.S. include Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C., The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Yemen is one of the oldest centers of civilization in the near east, and the Freer|Sackler Gallery is currently displaying its finest collections from Yemen that dates back to the first half of 1st century BCE. Collections include ancient inscriptions, alabasters and meticulous sculptures made from bronze. These artifacts tell the story of the kingdoms of Ma’in, Saba, Humyar and Hadramout.

Do not miss this unique educational and informative opportunity to learn more about Yemen’s rich cultural heritage.