One of the major archeological projects conducted in Yemen was the Royal Ontario Museum expedition in the 1980s under the directorship of Ed Keall. Dr. Keall has provided an update on the project and this is now online on the AIYS website.
Below is the outline:
Formal Start of the Project in 1982 >
Study of Zabid’s urban form >
Traditional brick houses of Zabid >
Zabid Citadel Excavations >
al-Asha’ir mosque probe >
Ceramic Typology >
The Mosques of Zabid >
Commemorative Monuments in Islamic Tihamah >
Spate Irrigation and Water Delivery Systems >
Megalithic site of al-Midamman >
Rock paintings of al-Mastur >
Hussain Alamree has posted this old photograph on his Facebook site, noting:
صورة نادرة من عام 1918م اثناء الحرب العالمية الاولى وتظهر مجموعة من الضباط العثمانيين الى جانب مجموعة اعتقد انهم من ابناء ال فضل حيث قاتلوا الى جانب العثمانيين في لحج 1915-1918م
In the comments to the blog post it was also suggested that this was taken in Oman and features Mahris.
There is a Youtube video discussion between the Italian historian of architecture Attilio Petruccioli and the architect Salma Damluji on her book on Yemeni architecture in Yemen, Yāfi‘ and the Ḥaḍramawt. Professor Petruccioli has recently established a major library in Trani, Italy on architecture and urbanization in the Middle East and Asia.
The Imperial War Museum (IWM) in England is having an exhibition on the crisis in Yemen until January 26, 2020. Details are at https://www.iwm.org.uk/seasons/yemen-inside-a-crisis.
Described by the UN as the “world’s worst” humanitarian crisis, the on-going conflict in Yemen has left an estimated 80% of the country’s men, women and children in desperate need of assistance; but how has this man-made crisis affected the people of Yemen?
At the forefront of a major season of programming at IWM North, Yemen: Inside a Crisis is the UK’s first exhibition to address Yemen’s on-going conflict and humanitarian crisis. Showcasing around 50 objects and photographs, many of which have been exclusively sourced from Yemen for this exhibition.
The Italian author/photographer Beppe Forti provides 44 black-and-white photographs of Ṣan‘ā’ and other parts of Yemen online from 1988-1990.
وادي يشبم في محافظة شبوة
My thanks to Muhammad Gerhoum for posting this on Facebook.
A revised version of my 2018 monograph on agriculture in al-Mutawakkilite Yemen is now available at the OEAW website. This corrects a number of errors in the original version. If you downloaded the original, please replace it with the updated version. It is available through open access here.
There are many films on Yemen online. One of these on Vimeo is called “Yemen Diary” and is a short collage by the docu-journalist Matjaz Krivic.
For other films about Yemen on Vimeo, click here.
The online website of National Geographic has recently uploaded an article about the Yemeni photographer Amira Al-Sharif, written by Erin Blakemore. The article describes the level of suffering in the current humanitarian crisis, as illustrated in the images. “But Al-Sharif is uninterested in highlighting those facets of Yemeni life. She prefers her photographs of Yemenis going about their business, children at school and at play, women living and loving, flowers blooming. She captures the light in Yemen that stubbornly persists in the shadows of war.”
You can see her amazing photographs on Instagram.