Russian Archaeologist Arrives in Sana’a [Archives:2001/39/Local News]

September 24 2001

Professor Alexander V. Sedov of Russia, Head of the Department of Ancient East Studies, arrived in Sana’a last week at the invitation of the General Authority for Antiquities & Cultural Heritage. Sedov has a Ph. D. in archaeology and is the head of an archaeological expedition consisting of four archaeologists for conducting excavations works, which will last for one month in the Bir Ali area in Shabwa. . Professor Sedov had previously worked in different sites in Hadramaut, Socotra and other different areas in Yemen. Professor Sedov has written many books on the history of Yemen and its archaeological sites. Sedov is a well-known Russian archeologist and has gathered many documents pertaining to ancient Yemen history. He promised to give the Yemen Times an exclusive briefing of his visit to the site.