Conference on Ancient Yemen [Archives:1998/10/Local News]

March 9 1998

The “Fourth International Conference for Archeology and the Ancient Yemeni Civilization” will be held during 10-13 March, 1998. The conference is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which is represented by the General Authority of Antiquities, Manuscripts and Museums. The opening sessions is scheduled to start at 10 am on Tuesday, March 10 at the Sanaa Cultural Center.
On another level, the Bab Al-Yemen Information Center was opened in Sanaa at a cost of YR 15 million, financed entirely by the Yemeni government. The center will collate data on all historical towns in Yemen, especially those registered as part of the world heritage such as old Sanaa, Shibam Hadhramaut, and Zabeed. More ancient Yemeni towns will be nominated as world heritage sites.