Antiques Stolen in Hodeidah [Archives:2001/32/Local News]

August 6 2001

Some antiques and manuscripts written in Himyarite alphabet dating back to al-Ghasasinah dynasty were stolen at al-Muhor mountain in Bura’a Hodeidah Governorate.
A reliable source in Hodeidah told Yemen Times that al-Muhor mountain located in Bura’a has not been yet registered in the latest tourist survey conducted by the General Authority for Tourism. The reason for that, the source said, was “because of the area remoteness.”
It added that the lack of potentials at the Tourism Office in Hodeidah led to the improper supervision of that area.