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This document contains information on thousands of artifacts plundered from the Republic of Yemen in recent years amid fighting with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Houthi militias. The government fears these are “blood antiquities”—looted and trafficked to finance the country’s deadly war—and warns they may have already been sold to unsuspecting buyers overseas. Yemen needs the public’s help to help recover these missing objects through a 24-hour hotline, which can be reached at +1 (202) 717-1066 or antiquities_hotline@yemenembassy.org. The Yemeni people and their cultural heritage have long been under attack from armed conflict and violent extremism. In recent years, reports have increased that AQAP and Houthi insurgents are following in the footsteps of Daesh (ISIS), by arming their cause through an illicit trade in ancient art. This cultural racketeering threatens to prolong the country’s civil war, currently the worst humanitarian conflict in the world, and could even help to fund terrorist attacks far beyond its borders. The Republic of Yemen is actively calling on the international community to take action, recognizing the nation’s arts and culture are the foundation on which it will one day rebuild. This dossier is a start. It provides a glimpse of what Yemen has lost—but also what may still be recovered. In these pages, painstakingly compiled by Yemeni archaeologists and government officials, you will find information on pieces pillaged from ​three major museums: Aden National Museum, Taiz National Museum, and the National Museum of Zinjibar. These objects span centuries and civilizations, from Roman coins to Sabaean inscriptions, marble statuettes, bronze figures, and sacred manuscripts. Dimensions and photographs are provided when available. The Republic of Yemen distributed the original Arabic version of this file in May 2018 to the United Nations and the United States government. We hope this translation will make it more widely available. Please help us in identifying these antiquities and bringing them home. Again to report any of these—or other—missing artifacts, please immediately contact the Embassy of Yemen at +1 (202) 717-1066 or antiquities_hotline@yemenembassy.org.

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Embassy of the Republic of Yemen The Yemeni Cultural Center Cairo

MINISTRY OF CULTURE

Detailed Report on The Meeting between His Excellency, Dr. Khalif El-Inani, Minister of Antiquities Affairs in Egypt, His Excellency, Pr. Ahmed Mamaj, Minister of Culture of Egypt, and and His Excellency, Dr. Mohammed Ali Marim, the Ambassador of Egypt. The meeting was held on May 22, 2017 at 4 p.m. The Meeting addressed the following: -

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Detained 13 Yemeni metal artifacts in Egyptian ports and airports, smuggled by traffickers from different backgrounds. A list featuring the names of the artifacts and the locations where the goods were seized are attached below with the purpose of preserving Arab antiquities and artifacts; Cooperation with the Egyptian party to restore Yemeni manuscripts and artifacts, under the supervision of the Egyptian state experts; Workshops for the Yemeni state employees on the tools to reinstate manuscripts and preserve artifacts, prepared by the Egyptian state experts; Contribution of the Egyptian party to the restoration of some Yemeni antiquities which have undergone deterioration due to the ongoing war in Yemen; Coalition against the illegal trade of antiquities between the friendly nations; Planning of bilateral meetings between antiques and manuscript specialists in order to identify the cultural artifacts of significant value; Protocol drafted by the Egyptian and Yemeni parties; Workshops for the Yemeni state employees on the tools to recognize, retrieve, and preserve illegal artifacts in accordance with UNESCO training on the prevention of illicit trafficking. Elaborate discussion focused on the recovery of the 13 metallic artifacts seized in Egyptian ports and airports. The artifacts will be stored safely by the Ministry of Antiquities in Egypt until the country of Yemen regains its stability. 7


The meeting was attended by the following: ● Consultant Aicha Al-Aloqi — Director of the Yemeni Cultural Center; ● Pr. Ahmed Er-raoui — Chief of Director for the Egyptian Air and Port Terminals; ● Pr. Shaaban — Head of the Antiquities team Consultant Aicha Al-Aolqi (Signature of the official and a seal) Director of the Yemeni Cultural Center Phone: 00202 3 5706800 Email: a_aloqy@hotmail.com Address: 12 Sharia An-Nil, Al-Ghizah

Web: www.yemencce.com

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Embassy of the Republic of Yemen The Yemeni Cultural Center Cairo

MINISTRY OF CULTURE

Excellency, Professor Marouane Ahmend Damaj, Minister Culture Greetings, Now therefore, Subject: Report on the confiscation of Yemeni ancient coins in Cairo and the actions taken on the issue thus far: We convey to you the assurances of our highest consideration and inform Your Excellency about eight Yemeni artifacts, metal coins dating back to the Mutawakillah Kingdom, have been found in the sea port of Sefja. The artifacts are in the name of Fouzia Mohamed Hassan with the customs certificate of 9701 and shipping policy number 49; originated from the (United Arab) Emirates. A notice letter, no. 14946, was sent by Dr. Mamdouh Damati, the Minister of Antiquities Affairs, to the Embassy in Cairo notifying about the confiscation and was dated December 9, 2014. The letter outlined the prohibition of any illicit import or export of cultural property in accordance with the UNESCO 1970 agreement which was signed by Egypt and translated to the Republican Order no 114 in 1973.

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Our Embassy in Yemen, represented by his Excellency, Ambassador Mohamed Al-Haissamy, wrote a letter under no. 18/5/2014, dated 14/12/2014, to Dr. Mamdouh Ad-Damati. The gist of the letter was a request to return the artifacts to the Embassy of Yemen, so that they can be directed to the Yemeni Antiquities Museum. The Antiquity Unit at the Cairo International Airport also reported the seizure of 2 items, consisting of Yemeni metal coins from the same historical era. One coin was found in the possession of passenger Shireen Samir Ibrahim, an Egyptian national, who was leaving to England on October 5, 2014. The second coin was found with passenger Mohammed Hamid Fahmi, an Egyptian national, before his departure to Greece on December 8, 2014. The Administrative Terminal Unit and the Antiquities Units in Egyptian Ports addressed a letter to the Embassy in Yemen, requesting to take necessary measures to return the confiscated artifacts to the Embassy of Yemen in Cairo on December 24, 2014, under no. 541. The Embassy of Yemen in Cairo drafted a response letter directed to Professor Ahmed Er-raoui Radouane, the Head of the Administrative Terminal Unit and Antiquities Units in Egyptians Ports, requesting the administration to return the antiquities consisting of 10 coins to the Embassy in Yemen (no. 17/5/2015, dated January 13, 2015). The Embassy in Yemen planned to safely transfer them to the Yemeni Antiquitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Museum. I, Aicha Al-Aolqi, then communicated and visited the Ministry of Antiquities Affairs. I, Aicha Al-Aolqi, agreed to allow the antiquities remain with the Ministry until the crisis in our country Yemen comes to an end. We also agreed that a committee consisting of officials from the Ministry of Culture in Yemen will be given the task to receive the artifacts. However, until the conditions in Yemen are safe, the antiquities will remain with the Egyptian authorities.

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The present report has been sent to you, the Minister of Culture, so that you may review it and take any decision you may deem fit in this connection. The correspondence between us and the Ministry of Antiquities Affairs is attached below. Consultant Aicha Al-Aolqi (Signature of the official and an official seal) Director of the Yemeni Cultural Center Phone: 00202 3 5706800 Email: a_aloqy@hotmail.com Address: 12 Sharia An-Nil, Al-Ghizah

Web: www.yemencce.com

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Table of Contents

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Yemeni Antiquity Artifacts in Circulation in the International 13 Market II. Missing Artifacts from the Taa`iz National Museum 35 III. Missing Artifacts from the Aden National Museum 116 IV. Missing Artifacts from the Zinjibar National Museum 145 V. Artifacts obtained outside of Yemen 268

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Yemeni Antiquities in Circulation in International Markets

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Item no. 290: The East The item is a statute representing a person of eminence wearing long garb and holding a long stick with his left hand. His hairstyle is short bronze locks. The item is from the Southern part of the Arabian Peninsula dating back to the second century before JC (California. 13.5 cm AD H). This is a representation of a notable person in a standing posture. A detailed description: Catalogue 01/12/2011 8000-9000 Euros

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Item 172: The item is a square altar that is sculpted in the front. It has a rounded spout and a marble canal. The back and the side parts have inscriptions that are engraved with a text in Minantek. It is placed on a light bar; the marble has veins and small foils. The item comes from the Southern part of the Arabian Peninsula. It dates back to the fourth and fifth centuries BC. The name of the collection is P 36 (1950). The length is 28 cm and the height is 8.6 cm. The item is made for the mighty deity in Minanz and Rassaf and it comes from the main temple. Bibliography: Yemen, the Land of Queen Sheba. A detailed descriptive note: Catalogue 29/11/2011 4000-6000 Euros The result: â&#x201A;Ź 8,200

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Item 295: The East The item is part of a sculpture, featuring an ornamented face with a long nose and hollow eyes, which was originally inlaid (with some gems). At the base, there are remains of engraved patterns and the name of the owner Sudarpek. The item comes from the Southern part of the Arabian Peninsula. It dates back to the end of the first millennium BC. Dimensions: 27 cm in height and 10.8 cm in width. A detailed descriptive note: Catalogue 01/12/2011 2,000-3,000 Euros The result: â&#x201A;Ź 2,500

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Item 171: The item is a representation of a male in a standing position, with plain clothing. The statue has quite a large head with eyes that were originally inlaid. The head used to carry a wig. The nose is triangular and straight. The upper part of the mouth has a light sheet which represents the top collar-like part of the beard. The item comes from the Southern part of the Arabian Peninsula. It dates back to the first century BC. Dimensions: 27 cm in height and 10.8 cm in width. California AD H 47 A detailed descriptive note: Catalogue 05/12/2010 40,000-50,000 Euros

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Item 191: This item is an iconic head representing a man with a short haircut that touches the ears. The triangular-shaped face has a long nose, a small mouth, and well-shaped eyes. The light beard stretches up to the level of the ears in a good pattern. The item comes from the Southern part of the Arabian Peninsula and dates back to the first century BC. Dimensions: 12.5 cm. California AD H 47. The figure was generally hanged on the crypts made from limestone. Yemen: in the Land of Queen Sheba, the Museum Catalogue, Paris, 1997, p. 172.

5,000-6,000 Euros Result: 4,500 Euros.

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Item 174: The item is rare statue representing a couple engaged in the sexual act. The backs of the amorous couple have been decorated with Sudrapek engravings. The item comes from the Southern part of the Arabian Peninsula. It dates back to the second or third century BC. Dimensions: 9 cm. To get a similar model, see Christiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; New York, June 10, 2010, n. 16. A detailed descriptive note: Catalogue 05/12/2010 7,000-8,000 Euros

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Item 284: The East The item is a rare sculpted statue featuring a womanâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;perhaps a goddessâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;protected by two people on the sides. On top of the protectors, there are two other beings endowed with arms and wings and holding a small rectangular container. The item, which comes from the Southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, is made from limestone. It dates back to the first century before Jesus Christ. Dimensions: 11.4 cm. Comparative bibliography: Yemen: in the Land of Queen Sheba A detailed descriptive note: Catalogue 01/12/2011 15,000-18,000 Euros

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Item 169: The item is a statute of a woman holding a child. The woman is standing. She is dressed in basic clothing. The head is crowned with short round wig which touches the ears. The woman stretches her arms to the front to provide room for the child she is holding. The statue, which is made from limestone, dates back to first century BC. It comes from the Southern Part of the Arabian Peninsula. Dimensions: Height: 25.2 and width: 8.85 cm. Comparative bibliography: Yemen: in the Land of Queen Sheba A detailed descriptive note: Catalogue 01/12/2011 4,000-5,000 Euros

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Item 190: The item is a face with a prominent triangular shaped nose and thin-lipped mouth. The eyes, which are cast in limestone, are inlaid with marble. The statue, which is made from limestone, dates back to the first century BC or the first century AD. It comes from the Southern Part of the Arabian Peninsula. Dimensions: Height: 22 cm and width: 8.7 cm. A detailed descriptive note: Catalogue 01/06/2012 3,000-4,000 Euros The result: 13,000 Euros

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Item 287 The East The item, the second in the collection, features silver lizards crawling side by side. The statue, which is made from bronze, dates back to the first millennium BCt. It comes from the Southern Part of the Arabian Peninsula. Dimensions: Length 6.2 cm and width: 2.4 cm. A detailed descriptive note: Catalogue 01/12/2011 1,000-1,200 Euros

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Item 192: Unknown English Identification. Historyie Style. The engraving features a woman conversing with a man. Atop is an inscription which reads: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A commemorative statue of Stella and Ratum. She is the daughter of Haniat. She is married to a man from Milkan family.â&#x20AC;? Dimension: 23.2 in length and 28 cm in height. The artifact, which originates from the Southern Part of the Arabian Peninsula, dates to the second century AD. A detailed descriptive note: Catalogue 01/06/2012 4,000-5,000 Euros The result: 3,500 Euros

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Item 191: The item consists of a statute representing the head of a man, with a nose and a bridge connected to rather large eyebrows. The eyes are large and inlaid. The moustache and the beard are thin and the hairstyle is short. The item is a gypsum casting. Dimensions: height: 14 cm x 25.5 cm. The artifact, which originates from the Southern Part of the Arabian Peninsula, dates to the first or second century BC. A detailed descriptive note: Catalogue 01/06/2012 4,000-5,000 Euros The result: 14,000 Euros

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Item 178: The artifact is a marble stele rectangular in shape but slightly slanting on the upper side. It has rectangular block with engravings in the name of the owner. The stele, originating from the Southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, dates back to the first century AD. Dimensions: Height: 41.5 cm; Length: 24 cm; width: 16.33 cm; and thickness: 9.45 inches. The stele was either placed somewhere or hanged on a wall. Comparative Bibliography: Yemen, the Land of the Queen of Sheba; Museum Catalogue (Paris: 1997), p. 174 Detailed Catalogue dated December 5, 2010 3,000-4,000 Euros The result: â&#x201A;Ź3,800.

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Item 236: This iconic artifact represents an ornamented face of a woman. Her nose is quite big; the mouth is small and pinched; the eyes are also quite large and inlaid; and the eyebrows are arched as though the person featured is in state of alarm. The hair is a wig. The artifact is made of marble and limestone, originating from the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula; the end of the first millennium BD. Detailed Catalogue dated June 17, 2010 3,000-4,000 Euros The result: â&#x201A;Ź3,000.

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Item 189: The artifact is a creative sculpture in the form of a cylinder, featuring an ornate face with large eyes, a nose, and a barely visible small lipped mouth. The marble sculpture, dating back to the first century BC, originates from the Southern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Dimensions: Height: 18 cm. Such statutes are typically made of steles. Detailed Catalogue dated June 1, 2012 2,000-2,500 Euros The result: â&#x201A;Ź5,000.

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Item 296: The statute is a representation of a young woman in a standing position. She is wearing long dress. She has slender arms and wears a short wig which barely reaches her ears. The eyes are inlaid with marble and calcite. The marble sculpture, dating back to the first or the second century BC, originates from the Southern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Dimensions: Height: 27.5 cm and width: 10 cm. Detailed Catalogue dated June 1, 2012 7,000-8,000 Euros The result: â&#x201A;Ź8,750.

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Item 282: The artifact is a sculpted quadrangular statute of an ibex. It is made of limestone. The sculpture, dating back to the fifth century BC, originates from the Southern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Dimensions: Height: 32.5 cm and width: 12.8 cm. Comparative Bibliography: Yemen, the Land of the Queen of Sheba; Museum Catalogue (London: 2002), p. 167 no. 211 Detailed Catalogue dated December 1, 2011 5000 Euros

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Item 172: The artifact is a big oil-lamp; rims are decorated with bindweed plants. Its back part is adorned with a three-letter Sudarpik pattern. The handle features a figurine of jumping goat. Originating in the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula the artifact dates back to the fourth or fifth century BC. Dimensions: H: 26.5 cm x 10.43 cm. Comparative Bibliography: Yemen, the Land of the Queen of Sheba; Museum Catalogue (London: 2002), p. 135 no. 167 Y Detailed Catalogue dated December 5, 2010 5,000-7000 Euros Result: â&#x201A;Ź 7,000

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Item 185: The artifact is a stele featuring a triangular-shaped face, along with a three-letter inscription in Sudarpik showing the name of the owner. Originating from the Southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, the artifact dates back to the end of the first millennium BC. Dimensions: H: 45.5 cm x 18.2 cm. Detailed Catalogue dated June 1, 2012 3,000-4000 Euros Result: â&#x201A;Ź 7,000

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Item 184: The artifact features a marble stele featuring a face with a prominent triangular-shaped nose. The eyes are engraved into the stone. The stele originates from the Southern part of the Arabian Peninsula and dates back to the first century BC. Dimensions: Height: 38.2 cm; Length: 21.2 cm; width: 16.33 cm; and thickness: 9.45 inches. Comparative Bibliography: Yemen, the Land of the Queen of Sheba; Museum Catalogue (Paris: 1997), p. 167 Detailed Catalogue dated June 1, 2012 7,000-9,000 Euros The result: â&#x201A;Ź23,000.

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Item 173: The artifact features the sculpted face of a man with well-shaped eyebrows, staring eyes (which are painted with bitumen) a large, triangular shaped nose and a small mouth. The face also shows traces of a growing moustache and beard. The sculpture is on limestone, calcite, and bitumen (for the eyes). The sculpture originates from the Southern part of the Arabian Peninsula and dates back to the first century BC. Dimensions: Height: 43.5 cm; Length: 28 cm; width: 17.12 cm; and thickness: 11 inches. Detailed Catalogue dated December 5, 2010 7,000-9,000 Euros The result: â&#x201A;Ź6,500

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Missing Artifacts from the Taa`iz Museum

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(i) Missing Cooper/Brass Artifacts

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The copper/brass utensils that have gone missing from the National Museum in the Taa`iz Governorate: The items presented below are select models, as shown by the Museum registration numbers shown on the registration/documentation pictures. Seven brass vases covered by white enamel (which is locally referred to as Al-Llazz ).

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Brass vases coming in different shapes and sizes having bases covered with red and blue enamel

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10 sprayers with different shapes and sizes, one of which is made of crystal and another made in Sanaa

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5 pieces of brass utensils with different s sizes which are used to keep incense, along with a tray.

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A brass vase with floral ornamentation and inlaid with white Llazz enamel. There are also floral and geometric panels inside the vase.

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A brass statue in the shape of a mythological bird, combining characteristics from a cock and an owl monkey, with elaborate ornaments at the level of the neck

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Seven brass candlestick holders with brass bases:

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Nine (9) differently-shaped Kohl jars, one of which bearing the name Mohammed (in Arabic).

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Ten (10) brass utensils of varying sizes and shapes, with floral ornamentation and geometrical patterns

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Brass inkwell, one of which having the shape of an elephant

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A brass candlestick holder, manufactured in Yemen (Top) An oil tray made of brass. (Bottom)

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A brass astrolabe placed on a circular base.

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A silver pocket watch, on which the name, Imam Ali, is inscribed; it is a gift from the President of the USA.

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A rifle adorned with gilded inscriptions and floral designs, offered to His Royal Highness, the Yemenite Crown Prince

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A Belgian-made rifle, with a golden powder container A pen-shaped gun

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One of the Imamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s swords with a golden sheath

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Three shields with gold plates encrusted on them, offered as a gift by (Ethiopian) Emperor Haile Selassie A golden spear

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A sword with a gold handle and an ornamented gold-plated sheath offered as a gift by (Ethiopian) Emperor Haile Selassie

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Dozens of pictures showing various types of daggers and swords, along with their respective sheaths

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In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful!

The Republic of Yemen Ministry of Culture General Organization of Antiquities and Museums A Report on the Most Important Cultural Artifacts that have gone missing from the Taa`iz Museum (Report dated March 12, 2018) Prepared by M. Ahmed Jassar and A. Ramzy Ad-Dminy In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful! The Republic of Yemen Ministry of Culture General Organization of Antiquities and Museums Excellency, Minister of Culture Greetings, Now therefore Subject: A Report on the Most Important Cultural Artifacts that have gone missing from the Taa`iz Museum When the war was taking place in the city, and precisely after the city was invaded by Houthi militias in March 2015, the National (Taa`iz) Museum has been turned into an arena for armed confrontations. The militias have transformed it into a place of stronghold, after having erected barricades, and set out to shell

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the city with all kinds of heavy artillery. When the resistance started to make steady progress towards the area of the National Museum, the edifice became the target of constant, repeated, and daily shelling on the part of the militias. This has resulted in massive damage to some of the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s buildings and annexes. Furthermore, it has become an easy prey for unscrupulous individuals and traders of antiquities. Such people started laying their hands on the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holdings and looting them. His Excellency Mr. Minister, The Taa`iz National Museum cared for a wide range of rare and valuable antiquities as noted in the updated 2008 version of the museum inventory records survey. In this report, we centered our focus on the most important antiquities and artifacts, as represented by Arab and Hebrew manuscripts, the artifacts which once belonged to the King of Yemen, Imam Ahmed Ben Yahya Hamid-Eddine. For this reason, we have also mentioned and commented on some of the artifacts dating back to the era after the Islamic Golden Age. His Excellency Mr. Minister, In the past, Sala Museum in Taa`iz used to have numerous pre-Islamic artifacts and antiquities. However, when the Museum was about to fall into the hands of militias, the Organization undertook to transfer all of its holdings to the National Museum (Al-`Ardy Museum). But the Organization was unable to carry out a rigorous inventory of the transferred items. The staff simply recorded the items on paper, hoping to launch a comprehensive inventory of the transferred items; however, a change in administration resulted in the suspension of this project. The project was actually put on hold when war started in Taaz. For this reason, we have been unable to locate the documents detailing the items which were previously transferred. We are convinced that the documents are still in one of the rooms which was used to store paper records and registers pertaining to National Museum holdings. When the Embassy of Yemen contacted the former manager, Brother Al-Izzy Muslih, he assured us that he has pictorial records of all the antiquities which were transferred from Sala Museum. This will certainly allow us to make a new description of all the artifacts and antiquities that have gone missing. His Excellency Mr. Minister In this report, antiquity professionals in the Organization have deliberately striven not to provide thoroughly detailed information, lest the missing antiquities be subjected to alterations and forgery from illicit traders. We have, likewise invalidated printed Hebraic books, which are themselves antiquities given their old age, as they were printed 400 years ago. All museum holdings in Taa`iz are considered to hold utmost significance, but we have striven in the present report to survey the cultural artifacts of utmost significance by numbering each artifact and providing a picture in the rubrics. The pictures will also be presented as an appendix to future reports.

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In closing, we would like to thank you for the keen interest the Ministry of Culture have given to this important matter. Your devotion and willingness to protect the Yemeni human cultural heritage serves a great purpose. We hope that your Excellency will spread the word about the missing artifacts in all Terminals, as well as in other countries, so that these artifacts may be located and brought back to the homeland. May you far

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In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful! The Republic of Yemen Ministry of Culture General Organization of Antiquities and Museums The Cultural Artifacts that have gone missing from Taa`iz Museum Technical 1 Torah Roll

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Description Torah roll (in Hebraic writing) 17.70 m in length and 56 cm in width, consisting of 32 pages connected with one another A leather roll from the Sacred Book (in Hebraic writing), 2. 36 m in length and 61 cm in width A book title Al-Jaliss As-Salih Al-Kafi wal Aniss Al-Musslih As-Shafy (the Righteous and Perfect Companion and the Amiable Reforming Pal) by its author, Judge Aby AlFarah Mu`afa Ibn Zakariah An-Nadwany Al-Jazeery. The writing is endowed with dots.

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Folded roll of leather on which there are Hebraic compositions, consisting of 23 pages, The length of the roll is 2.40 meters and the width is 19.5 cm. A leather bound, medium-sized manuscript, having the following dimensions: 29 cm in length and 19.5 cm in width

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A leather bound manuscript, having the following dimensions: 25.3 cm in length and 18 cm in width A large-sized coverless manuscript in Hebrew, with the following dimensions: 31 cm in length and 21.5 cm in width A rectangular shaped leather bound manuscript in Hebraic, with the following dimensions: 25.5 cm in length and 8.5 cm in width An 80 page leather bound manuscript in Hebraic, with the following dimensions: 23 cm in length and 16 cm in width A 122 page manuscript in Hebraic, having the following dimensions: 116 cm in length and 12 cm in width An 53 page rectangular-shaped manuscript in Hebraic, with the following dimensions: 16.5 cm in length and 16.5 cm in width

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A 254 page manuscript in Hebraic, having the following dimensions: 21 cm in length and 15 cm in width

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13 Hebraic Manuscript 14 A copy of a Hebraic Manuscript 15 A copy of Hebraic Manuscript 16 Hebraic Manuscript in copybook 17 Hebraic Manuscript in copybook 18 Hebraic Manuscript 19 Hebraic Manuscript 20 Hebraic Manuscript in copybook 21 Hebraic Manuscript 22 Hebraic Manuscript in copybook 23 Hebraic Manuscript 24 Hebraic Manuscript in copybook 25 Hebraic manuscript in copybook 26 Hebraic manuscript 27 Printed Hebraic book

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A seven-page Hebraic manuscript, with 26.1 m in length and 20.5 cm in width

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A small 44 page copy of a Hebraic manuscript, with the following dimensions: 17.6 cm in length and 12 cm in width A small 82 page copy of a Hebraic manuscript, with the following dimensions: length: 17.5 and width: 12 cm

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A small pamphlet written in Hebraic consisting of 92 pages. The length of the pamphlet is 22 cm and the width is 16 cm.

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A pamphlet written in Hebraic and consisting of 50 pages, with the following dimensions: Length: 17.5 cm and width: 13 cm

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A 166 page leather-bound Hebraic manuscript, having the following dimensions: 21.5 cm in length and 15.5 cm in width A small pamphlet written in Hebraic consisting of 25 pages. The length of the pamphlet is 18.5 cm and the width is 13 cm. A 250 page long, leather-bound manuscript in Hebraic, with the following dimensions: 21 cm in length and 14 cm in width

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A small-sized manuscript in Hebraic, consisting of 328 pages, with the following dimensions: 17.5 cm in length and 11.3 cm in width A 96 page long manuscript in Hebraic, having the following dimensions: 18 cm in length and 12.7 cm in width

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A small-sized 96 page long Hebraic manuscript in Hebraic, with the following dimensions: 16 cm in length and 9.5 cm in width A small pamphlet handwritten in Hebraic, having the following dimensions: 16.5 cm in length and 12 cm in width

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A small pamphlet handwritten in Hebraic, consisting of 62 pages, and having the following dimensions: 18.4 in length and 12.5 in width.

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A leather-bound Hebraic manuscript, consisting of 430 pages, with the following dimensions: length: 17; width: 10.5 cm Printed Hebraic book, with leather-bound wood cover. It comprises 434 pages and has these dimensions: 20.8 cm in length and 12.5 cm in width.

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28 Printed Hebraic Book 29 Printed Hebraic Book 30 Printed Hebraic Book 31 Hebraic 32 Printed Book 33. Printed Book 34. Printed Book 35 Printed Book 36. Printed Book 37. Printed Book 38. Printed Book 39. Printed Book 40. Printed Book 41. Printed Book 42. Printed book

Technical 43 Printed Hebraic Booklet 44 Printed

A 492 page printed Hebraic book with an electronic cover. Its dimensions are: 18.5 m in length and 12.5 cm in width A small sized, 446 page long, printed Hebraic book, with the following dimensions: 17.6 cm in length and 12 cm in width A 258 page Hebraic boon, with the following dimensions: length: 19 cm and width: 15 cm A brown leather-bound printed Hebraic book consisting of 434 pages. The length of the book is 22 cm and the width is 14.5 cm. A brown leather-bound printed Hebraic book consisting of 512 pages. The length of the book is 17.5 cm and the width is 11.5 cm. A 800 page long, brown, leather-bound Hebraic book, having the following dimensions: 17 cm in length and 11.5 cm in width A printed Hebraic book consisting of 284 pages and having a carton cover. The dimensions are: L= 18 cm and W= 10.5 cm. A brown leather-bound printed Hebraic book consisting of 322 pages. The dimensions are as follows: length is 18.5 cm and width is 11 cm. A 392 page long, brown covered, printed Hebraic book, with the following dimensions: 17.5 cm in length and 10 cm in width A small-sized, 512 page long, printed Hebraic book, with the following dimensions: 12.5 cm in length and 8 cm in width A leather-bound, printed Hebraic book, having 160 pages and the following dimensions: Length is 21 cm and width 14 cm A red carton-bound, printed Hebraic book having 152 pages and the following dimensions: Length is 19.5 cm and width 12.3 cm A brown carton-bound, printed Hebraic book having 354 pages and the following dimensions: Length is 20.7 cm and width 12.5 cm A printed Hebraic book that is covered with carton atop the original white linen cover, having a total of 344 pages. Its dimensions are: Length-20 cm and width=12.3 cm A small-sized, rectangular-shaped printed Hebraic book, covered with cartons atop its original red cloth cover. Its pages add up to 418 and its dimensions are as follows: Length=22 cm and Width=10.5 cm.

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A 60 page printed Hebraic book. Its dimensions are: 17.5 m in length and 11.5 cm in width

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A 434 page long, printed Hebraic book, with brown leather covers and the following dimensions: 18.5 cm in length and

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Hebraic Book 45 Printed Hebraic Booklet 46 Printed Hebraic book 47 Printed Hebraic Booklet 48 Printed Hebraic Book 49. Printed pamphlet 50 Printed Hebraic Booklet 51 Printed Hebraic notebook 52. Handwritten Hebraic notebook 53. Handwritten Hebraic notebook 54. Printed Hebraic Book 55. Printed Hebraic Book 56. Printed Hebraic Book 57. Printed Hebraic booklet

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11,5 cm in width A coverless, 60 page Hebraic booklet, with the following dimensions: length: 16.5 cm and width: 11.5 cm

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A coverless printed Hebraic book consisting of 278 pages. The length of the book is 19 cm and the width is 12.5 cm.

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A coverless printed Hebraic book consisting of 242 pages. The length of the book is 16 cm and the width is 8 cm.

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A 90 page long, coverless Hebraic book, having the following dimensions: 18.8 cm in length and 12.5 cm in width

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A small 28 page long notebook consisting of handwritten Hebraic material. The dimensions are: L= 17.6 cm and W= 12.5 cm. A printed Hebraic booklet consisting of 54 pages. The dimensions are as follows: length is 21.7 cm and width is 12.5 cm.

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A 50 page-long coverless printed Hebraic booklet, with the following dimensions: 21.5 cm in length and 11.5 cm in width

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A 46 page long, coverless notebook written in Hebraic, with the following dimensions: L= 20.5 cm; Width=16 cm

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A 20 page-long coverless printed Hebraic booklet, with the following dimensions: 17 cm in length and 12 cm in width

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A coverless printed Hebraic book having 112 pages and the following dimensions: Length is 20 cm and width 15.5 cm

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A coverless printed Hebraic book having 450 pages and the following dimensions: Length is 15 cm and width 9 cm

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A printed Hebraic book that is covered with brown cover, having a total of 220 pages. Its dimensions are: Length=12 cm and width=7.5 cm A printed Hebraic booklet. Its pages add up to 86 and its dimensions are as follows: Length=22 cm and Width=14 cm.

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A 224 page, coverless printed Hebraic book. Its dimensions are: 17.5 m in length and 10.4 cm in width

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59 Arabic manuscript (Pious Endowments) 60 Arab Manuscript 61 The sword and Batir Manuscript 62 Printed Hebraic Book 63 Hebraic Manuscript 64 Hebraic Manuscript 65 Printed Hebraic Book 66 Printed Hebraic notebook 67. Hebraic Booklet 68. Printed Hebraic Book 69. Printed Hebraic Book 70. Printed Hebraic Book 71. Printed Hebraic Book 72. Printed Hebraic booklet

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A 185 page long, handwritten book, recording the main pious endowments made by some kings and princes of the Rassuliah Dynasty. It has the following dimensions: 30.5 cm in length and 21 cm in width

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A leather-covered, 26 page long Arab booklet, with the following dimensions: length: 17.5 cm and width: 12.3 cm

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A handwritten pamphlet, titled Sayf Al-Batir (the Cutting Sword), with 62 pages. Its dimensions are as follows: L=25 cm and W=18 cm.

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A brown leather-covered, printed Hebraic book with 432 pages. It has the following dimensions: L=14 cm and W=10 cm.

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A 266 page long, Hebraic manuscript, having the following dimensions: 23 cm in length and 16 cm in width

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A coverless Hebraic manuscript with 656 pages, with these dimensions: L=19.5 cm and W=13 cm.

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A rectangular-shaped, printed Hebraic book with a brown leather cover. The dimensions are as follows: length is 22.5 cm and width is 7.5 cm. A 848 page printed Hebraic book, with a brown leather cover and the following dimensions: 23 cm in length and 15.4 cm in width

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A 642 page long, hard-carton covered book written in Hebraic, with the following dimensions: L= 23 cm; Width=15 cm

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A leather-covered printed Hebraic book, with 642 pages and the following dimensions: 21 cm in length and 16 cm in width

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A brown leather covered and printed Hebraic book having 446 pages and the following dimensions: Length is 22 cm and width 14.5 cm A brown-leather covered, printed Hebraic book having 430 pages and the following dimensions: Length is 27 cm and width 19.5 cm A printed Hebraic book that is covered with a carton cover and linen, atop the original leather cover, having a total of 554 pages. Its dimensions are: Length=23.3 cm and width=19.5 cm A 472 page long printed Hebraic booklet. It is covered with hard carton with brown leather on top. The dimensions are unavailable.

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Description A 756 page-long, black cover printed Hebraic book. Its dimensions are: 18 m in length and 12 cm in width

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Hebraic booklet 74 Printed Hebraic Book 75 Printed Hebraic Book 76 Printed Hebraic Book 77 Printed Hebraic Book 78 Printed Hebraic Book 79 Printed Hebraic Book 80 Printed Hebraic Book 81 Printed Hebraic Book 82 Printed book

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A 558 page long, black-covered Hebraic book. It has the following dimensions: 23.5 cm in length and 17 cm in width

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A small-sized, 342 page long printed Hebraic book, with the following dimensions: length: 19 cm and width: 12 cm

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A 932 page long, ornate, brown leather covered Hebraic book, with the following dimensions:

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A 158 page long, brown leather covered Hebraic book. Its dimensions are as follows: L=33.5 cm and W=19.5 cm.

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A tattered leather-covered, printed Hebraic book with 534 pages. It has the following dimensions: L=18.5 cm and W=11 cm.

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A 370 page long, printed Hebraic book with 370 pages. It has the following dimensions: 21 cm in length and 12.5 cm in width A brown leather covered printed Hebraic book with 506 pages and these dimensions: L=22.5 cm and W=14.7 cm.

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A 440 page long, carton-covered printed Hebraic book. The dimensions are as follows: length is 20 cm and width is 12 cm.

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83 Printed Hebraic Book 84 Printed Hebraic Book 85 Printed Hebraic Book 86 Printed Hebraic Book 87. Printed Hebraic Book

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A 290 page long hand-written Hebraic book with geometrical patterns and the following dimensions: 22.5 cm in length and 14.5 cm in width A 554 page long, hard-carton covered book written in Hebraic, with the following dimensions: L= 20.4 cm; Width=12.7 cm

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A small-sized, 406 page-long, printed Hebraic book, with the following dimensions: 14.5 cm in length and 10 cm in width

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An ornate leather-covered, Hebraic book containing 470 pages. It has the following dimensions: length: 22.5 cm and

88 Printed Hebraic Book 89 Printed Hebraic Book 90 Printed

A large-size printed Hebraic book with a clothed carton cover. It has 757 pages and the following dimensions: 35 cm in length and 21 cm in width A carton covered and printed Hebraic book having 672 pages and the following dimensions: Length is 20 cm and width 12.7 cm A small-sized, brown-carton and cloth covered, printed Hebraic book having 68 pages and the following dimensions: Length is 21.5 cm and width 13.5 cm A tattered leather covered Hebraic book, having a total of 370 pages. Its dimensions are: Length=19 cm and width=12 cm

A 626 page, brown-leather covered, printed Hebraic book. Its dimensions are: 21.5 m in length and 13.5 cm in width

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Hebraic Book 91 Printed Hebraic Book 92 Printed Hebraic Book 93 Printed Hebraic Book 94 Printed Hebraic Book 95 Printed Hebraic Book 96 Printed Hebraic Book 97. Printed Hebraic Book 98. Printed Hebraic Book 99. Printed Hebraic Book 100. Printed Hebraic Book 101. Printed Hebraic Book 102. Printed Hebraic booklet

width: 14.5 cm A 464 page long, brown leather covered, Hebraic book. Its dimensions are as follows: L=21.5 cm and W=13.5 cm.

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A red-clothed, carton-covered, printed Hebraic book with 344 pages. It has the following dimensions: L=20 cm and W=14.5 cm. A coverless 688 page long, Hebraic book, having the following dimensions: 21.5 cm in length and 14 cm in width

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A black carton-covered printed Hebraic book with 380 pages and these dimensions: L=21.5 cm and W=14 cm.

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A brown clothed, carton covered printed Hebraic book with 506 pages. The dimensions are as follows: length is 21 cm and width is 14 cm. A coverless, 560 page printed Hebraic book, with the following dimensions: 12 cm in length and 18 cm in width

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N Description o . 1 A 422 page, tattered-leather covered, printed Hebraic book. Its dimensions are: 27 m in length and 19 cm in width

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A 632 page long, book in Hebraic, in carton covered with white cloth. It has the following dimensions: L= 21.5 cm; Width=6.5 cm A tattered carton-covered printed Hebraic book, with 434 pages and the following dimensions: 19 cm in length and 11.5 cm in width A carton green cloth covered and printed Hebraic book having 528 pages and the following dimensions: Length is 23 cm and width 15 cm A brown-leather covered, printed Hebraic book having 346 pages and showing signs of restoration. It has the following dimensions: Length is 27 cm and width 21.5 cm A tattered printed Hebraic book that is covered with leather. It has a total of 376 pages. Its dimensions are: Length=21 cm and width=12.5 cm A 492 page long printed Hebraic book with a black carton cover. The dimensions are as follows: 22.7 cm in length and 14.4 in width.

1 A 350 page-long, brown leather-covered, and printed Hebraic book, with the following dimensions: 27 cm in length and 20 cm in width 1 A coverless, printed Hebraic book containing 464 pages. It has the following dimensions: length: 22 cm and width: 14.5 cm 1 A 386 page-long, carton covered (though the two have been separated now), printed Hebraic book. Its dimensions are as follows: L=20 cm and W=12.5 cm. 1 A 528 page-long printed Hebraic book with tattered leather covers. It has the following dimensions: L=21 cm and W=16 cm.

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108 Printed Hebraic Book 109 Printed Hebraic Book 110 Printed Hebraic Book 111 Printed Hebraic Book 112 Printed Hebraic Book 113 Printed Hebraic Book 114 Printed Hebraic Book 115. Printed Hebraic Book 116. Printed Hebraic Book 117. Printed Hebraic booklet Technical

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1 A carton and white cloth-covered, Hebraic book, having 542 pages and the following dimensions: 19.5 cm in length and 12 cm in width 1 A brown leather-covered, printed Hebraic book with 712 pages and these dimensions: L=18 cm and W=12 cm. 1 A tattered brown covered, printed Hebraic book with 850 pages. The dimensions are as follows: length is 19 cm and width is 14 cm. 1 A green carton covered, 500 page printed Hebraic book, with a missing cover. It has the following dimensions: 22 cm in length and 15 cm in width 1 A 340 page long, book in Hebraic, in brown carton cover. It has the following dimensions: L= 20 cm; Width=15.5 cm 1 A carton-covered printed Hebraic book with ornaments on a white cloth top cover, with 324 pages and the following dimensions: 25 cm in length and 19.3 cm in width 1 A tattered brown carton-covered printed Hebraic book having 334 pages and the following dimensions: Length is 21 cm and width 13 cm 1 A side-tattered, brown-leather covered, printed Hebraic book having 1042 pages. It has the following dimensions: Length is 17.8 cm and width 10.5 cm 1 A seriously tattered printed Hebraic book that is covered with leather. It has a total of 242 pages. Its dimensions are: Length=23 cm and width=22 cm 1 A coverless part of a printed Hebraic book containing 64 pages. The dimensions are as follows: 19 cm in length and 12.5 in width. N Description o .

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1 A large-sized 176 page long, carton covered, printed Hebraic book, with white cloth on op. Its dimensions are: 35.5 m in length and 22.5 cm in width 1 A 434 page-long, tattered leather-covered, printed Hebraic book, with the following dimensions: 25.5 cm in length and 18.4 cm in width 1 A coverless, printed Hebraic book containing 396 pages. It has the following dimensions: length: 38 cm and width: 26 cm

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1 A490 page-long, tattered leather covered printed Hebraic book. Its dimensions are as follows: L=41.5 cm and W=26.5 cm.

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1 A large-sized 436 page-long printed Hebraic book with leather covers. It has the following dimensions: L=37 cm and W=26 cm. 1 A green cloth-covered, Hebraic book, having 668 pages and the following dimensions: 23 cm in length and 14.7 cm in width

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1 A seriously tattered leather-covered, printed Hebraic book with 428 pages and these dimensions: L=25.5 cm and W=17.5 cm.

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1 A large-sized, handwritten copy of the Quran, part of the Waqf (or, Pious Endowment) made to Al-Jund Mosque. It is dated 706 of the Hegira. The writing is gilded and the last page bears number 174.

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the Book 126 Handwritten copy of the Book 127 An Invocation Book 128 Stamp/ Print/ Lithograph plate 129 Stamp/ Print/ Lithograph plate 130. Stamp/ Print/ Lithograph plate 131. Stamp/ Print/ Lithograph plate 132. A pen container

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1 A hand-written copy of the Quran done in fine gilded handwriting style and ornamented. The dimensions of the book are as follows: L=11 cm and W=7 cm.

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1 A paper manuscript with leather covers, comprising invocations written in ordinary style. It has the following dimensions: L= 14.3 cm; Width=8 cm

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1 A plastic lithograph/print showing old Yemeni engravings and slanted patterns. The dimensions are 28.15 cm in length and 8 cm in width.

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1 A plastic print/lithograph showing old Yemeni engravings and slanted patterns. The dimensions are: â&#x20AC;Ś.. cm in length and 33 cm in width.

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1 A plastic lithograph/print showing old Yemeni engravings of the city of Maâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;rib. The dimensions are.10.63 m in length and 1.26 cm in width.

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1 Small rectangular-shaped print/lithograph featuring ancient Yemeni letters.

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1 A pen inside a plastic container. Part of the property of Imam Ahmed

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A black pen holder with inscriptions and figures on the body. Its length is 13 cm A black pen holder with inscriptions and figures on the body. Its length is 14.5 cm A sword with a silver handle on which there are floral ornaments and from which golden strings hang. The sheath is likewise covered with silver; it is attached to one of the golden strings. There are various beautiful ornaments on both the blade of the sword and the sheath. The length of the sword is 96 cm; the length of the sword is 92 cm and that of the strapping is 56 cm A sword with a silver handle on which sides there are floral ornaments and from which variously-shaped golden threads hang. The wooden sheath is likewise covered with silver and golden pieces; it is attached to one of the golden threads. There are various beautiful ornaments on both the blade of the sword and the sheath. The length of the sword is 90 cm; the length of the sword is 89 cm and that of the strapping is 58 cm

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138 A pocket watch 139 A gold case/ container 140 A dagger

141 Head of a lion 142 Head of a lioness 143 Leg of a woman 144 Eaves/ Frieze 145 A bull statue 146 An offerings table 147 Handwritten copies of the Quran

Metal and wood Metal

1

A spear with two very sharp side blades and head. It has three sticks. On one of them is a drawing of the Ethiopian Crown. The artifact is a gift from the King of Ethiopia, Haile Selasse to the King of Yemen, Imam Ahmed Ibn Yahya HamidEddine. Six round pocket watches with gold covers. On the surface is a picture of Imam Ahmed, the King of Yemen, on top of which his name is written. But in the lower part, above the hands, there is the inscription: King of Yemen. On the outer side, there is a representation of the Royal Crown. A round gold case. On top of the upper cover there is a representation of the Royal Emblem with fine ornate lines in the middle. The inner cover is 18 c gold-plated.

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Metal

1

Metal

1

712

1

A dagger with a relatively large handle adorned with two gold pieces from the top and the bottom. The embouchure is a piece of brass encrusted with a band of gold ornament. The latter has distinguished and refined characteristics. The length of the handle is 12 cm and the width of the handle head is 9 cm. The thickness of the hand in the middle is 7.5 cm. The length of the embouchure is 11 cm. The blade is a single metallic piece on top of which there is an Arabic saying which reads: “Any that is championed by the Messenger of Allah need not fear any harm, even if he should meet with a lion in its own den!” The length of the blade is 25 cm; its width is 10 cm. The dagger was the private property of Imam Ahmed Ibn Yahya Hamid-Eddine. A bronze head figurine of a lion with some stain on. The artifact dates back to the Pre-Islamic era.

Bronze Bronze

1

A bronze head figurine of a lioness with some stain on. The artifact dates back to the Pre-Islamic era.

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Marble

1

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Gypsum

1

A woman’s leg or rather half of it, from the foreleg to the knee. It has the size of a natural person. It is believed to have been part of the statue of a queen. The artifact goes back to the Pre-Islamic era. A 10 cm long gypsum frieze featuring a number of soldiers. The artifact dates back to the Pre-Islamic era.

Marble

1

A statue of a bull sculpted in full from fine marble.

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Marble

1

A round marble table intended for offerings. It dates back to the Pre-Islamic era.

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Paper

1

Eleven (11) handwritten copies of the Noble Quran, one of which was written by Youssef Jamhur. This copy in particular is written in gilded ink. The number of pages is 610; its length is 18 and width is 11 cm. It has a brown leather covers with ornaments. The aforementioned copies vary in sizes.

872

1

98 251

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Missing Books and Manuscripts

The book titled Al-Jaliss As-Salih, and Al-Aniss Al-Fassih (the Righteous Companion and the Eloquent Pal) by scholar Abu Faraj Al-Jazaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;iry As-Shafi`y

Item registered under number 2: a Roll of the Torah

Hebraic manuscript covered with leather, by Rabbi Ibn Jal`ud

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A Hebrew manuscript written by Ibn Jal`ud. On the manuscript are signs of the damage cause by moth

A Hebrew book without covers, written by Ibn Jal`ud

A Hebraic book with covers, hand-written by Rabbi Ibn Jal`ud, feature the literature and poetry of the author

A Hebrew manuscript with tattered cloth covers; it is a manuscript featuring Ibn Jal`udâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s literature

100


A Hebrew manuscript containing Ibn Jal`udâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s literature

A Hebraic manuscript written by Ibn Jal`ud, featuring a literary piece by him

101


A Hebrew manuscript with cloth covers; it is a manuscript featuring Ibn Jal`ud’s literature

A Hebrew manuscript containing Ibn Jal`ud’s literature

102


A Hebraic book with covers, featuring the literature and poetry by author Ibn Jal`ud

A Hebrew manuscript without covers; it is a manuscript featuring Ibn Jal`udâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s literature

A Hebrew manuscript containing Ibn Jal`udâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s literature and poetry

103


A Hebrew manuscript with red leather covers, featuring the literature and poetry by author Ibn Jal`ud

An ancient Hebrew manuscript; it is a piece t featuring Ibn Jal`udâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s literature

104


A Hebrew manuscript containing Ibn Jal`ud’s literature and poetry; the manuscript has a red color leather cover

An ancient Hebrew manuscript with carton covers; it is a piece featuring Rabbi Ibn Jal`ud’s literature

A Hebrew manuscript containing Ibn Jal`ud’s literature and poetry; the manuscript has red carton covers

105


A Hebrew manuscript with black leather covers containing Ibn Jal`udâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s literature and poetry. It was written by the author himself.

106


A Hebraic book with covers, featuring aspects of astrology by author Ibn Jal`ud

A coverless Hebrew manuscript containing Ibn Jal`udâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scholarly legacy

A Hebrew manuscript with dark brown leather covers. The manuscript shows the damage done by moth.

A Hebrew manuscript, originating from Ibn Jal`udâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s library.

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A Hebrew manuscript, originating from Ibn Jal`udâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s library

A Hebrew manuscript by Ibn Jal`ud

A Hebrew manuscript by Ibn Jal`ud

108


A red color-covered, printed Hebrew book

A black color covered manuscript. The effect of moth infestation is visible

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The set which has been presented above constitute the most important Hebrew manuscript. They were preserved in the large vault. The latter was opened differently (forcibly)which may be the reason for damage.The present file comprises a number of pearl jewels, silverware, and other valuables

Teak wood Objet dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;art with ornaments and incrusted pieces which served as a case for preserving Ud incense

A silver basin which was used by the Imam to wash his hands prior to eating meals

A crystal and burgundy rubies necklace

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A Swiss-made pearl necklace, along with earrings. The set is registered under number 470.

A pearl necklace, along with earrings. The set is registered under number 471.

111


A pearl necklace, along with earrings. The set is registered under number 47.

112


A Kohl jar which belonged to Imam Ahmed.

113


Nine (9) pure silver bracelets, coming in different sizes

A coral necklace with currency in the shape of a loop

A red coral necklace consisting of 8 strings held together by means of a holder

Silver anklets with stones

Two silver amulets adorned with silvery eyes.

114


Pure silver jewelry

115


I.

Missing Artifacts from the Aden National Museum

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The al-MadhÄ riba Hoard of Gold Aksumite and Late Roman Coins

141


The al-MadhÄ riba Hoard of Gold Aksumite and Late Roman Coins

142


The al-MadhÄ riba Hoard of Gold Aksumite and Late Roman Coins

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The al-MadhÄ riba Hoard of Gold Aksumite and Late Roman Coins

144


IV. Missing Items from the Zinjibar National Museum

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card

Item number Registration Number: ZM 75

Description A piece of marble stone, square-shaped, with four sides to it. On the front part there are inscriptions, written in three deeply engraved lines. The inscriptions form the text that follows:

Guide Number

The back side of the stone is rough the lower edge is broken on one side and a portion of the piece is missing.

Picture

Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Place of Conservation Room Number

Safe/Vault

Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions:

Storage Shelf Material:

Length Width Diameter Weight

Origin Acquisition Date: Price: Previous Location:

Height Thickness Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number Place where item was found: Jabal AlBahr

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Authority The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number: ZM 82

Guide Number

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Cards Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation A piece of limestone, rectangular in shape. On the front part there Room Number are remains of inscriptions, written in three deeply engraved lines. The inscriptions form the text that follows: (insert letters here, please)

The lower part of the front side is broken and a portion of the piece is missing, which has led to the obliteration of the engraved letters.

Safe/Vault

Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions:

Storage Shelf Material: lime-stone

Length Width Diameter Weight

Origin Acquisition Date: Price: Previous Location:

Height Thickness Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number Place where item was found: Jabal AlBahr

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Authority The General Administration of Museums

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen

Item number Registration Number: ZM 76

Description A piece of marble that is semi rectangular in shape. The lower part of the stone is broken and slanting. The upper part is similarly broken. On the front part of the stone there are remains of deeply-engraved inscriptions The inscriptions form the text that follows: ...

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions:

The back part of the piece is neatly cut.

Length Width Diameter Weight

Picture

Place of Conservation Room Number

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: Marble Origin Acquisition Date: 10/1/2002 Price: Previous Location:

Height Thickness Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number Place where item was found: Dakhla lawdar

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Authority The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number: ZM 77

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation A piece of marble in the form of a rectangular tablet. It is framed Room Number but the lower part of the stone is broken and slanting. On the front part of the stone there are remains of deeply-engraved inscriptions, consisting of six lines. The inscriptions form the text that follows: …. The first line reads ………………….; the fifth line reads …………..; The sixth line reads …………….

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions:

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: Marble

Length

Origin: Eden Museum Acquisition Date: Price: Previous Location:

Width Diameter Weight Height Thickness Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number Place where item was found: Eden Museum

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 88

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation A piece of granite with three facets. On one of these facets are Room Number inscriptions, consisting of two lines of scribble. Some of the letters are unclear while others are altogether obliterated:

Guide Number

The first line reads ...

Safe/Vault

Catalogue Number

The second line: the letters are unclear.

Storage

Card number

Shelf

Dimensions

Material: Granite

Length Width 17 cm Diameter

Origin: Aden Museum Acquisition Date: 25/11/1986 Price:

Weight

Previous Location:

Height 5.5 cm Thickness 4.5 cm Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Mahjir Ar-Ribat

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 89

Guide Number

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation A piece of marble; it is a part of a tablet that is broken on all sides. On the Room Number front part of the tablet there is a drawing of one section of a horse. It has been executed with a high degree of precision and beauty. The general features of the head are clear and accurate.

The body is all covered with wavy-line features; the front leg is broken and missing, but the upper part of it is stretched forward, which suggests that the horse was in jumping position. On the back of the horse some unindentified object is visible.

Safe/Vault

Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Storage Shelf Material: Marble

Length

Origin: The French Institute for Islamic Studies Acquisition Date: 29/05/1995 Price: Previous Location:

Width: 9.6 cm Diameter Weight Height: 9.2 cm Thickness 2.2 cm Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 90

Guide Number

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation A piece of marble; it is a partial stature of a horse. The features of Room Number the face are complete and clear: the eyes are clear and slightly protruding; the nose is represented by two round openings; the mouth is drawn in the shape of an arch; the ears, which are pierced, are pointed forward.

The body is large and flat from the underside. Generally speaking, the piece looks like a chess board piece. In the lower part of the body there is a piece that has been broken and is now missing.

Safe/Vault

Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Storage Shelf Material: Marble

Length

Origin: Acquired from Abdelkader Salih Acquisition Date: 2003 Price: Previous Location:

Width: 2.9 cm Diameter Weight Height: 6.7 cm Thickness 2.2 cm Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number Place where item was found: Maadiah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 91

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of marble in the form of a polished tablet Room Number with broken and missing edges. On its frontal part, a one-sided part of an animal has been sculpted. But nothing has remained of the sculpted animal except the body: the head was probably broken and the legs are all missing.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: Marble

Length

Origin: Acquired from Abdelkader Salih Acquisition Date: 2002 Price: Previous Location:

Width: 19 cm Diameter Weight Height: 8.1 cm Thickness 2 cm Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Hithan

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 92

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions Length Width: 16 cm Diameter Weight

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestoneâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a portion of some engraving. Room Number It consists of three lines which were quite deeply cut into the stones. We have been unable to read some of the letters. However, the visible parts are made up of the following: ...

Some of the lower case letters on the last line are missing.

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: Limestone Origin: Acquired from Aden Museum Acquisition Date: 25/11/86 Price: Previous Location:

Height: 14.5 cm Thickness 4.5 cm Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums

Item number Registration Number ZM 83

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen

Description The artifact is a piece of marbleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in the form of a statute featuring an animal in a crouching position. The head is relatively big; the almond-shaped eyes are prominent; the eyebrows are grooved and the ears are cut in simple form. The horns are rolled up backward. The tip of the right horn is slightly broken. But generally, the statuette represents an un-indentified animalâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; probably a bull.

Picture

Place of Conservation Room Number

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: Marble

Length

Origin: Acquired Acquisition Date: 26/11/99 Price: Previous Location:

Width: 5.5 cm Diameter Weight Height: 4.5 cm Thickness 2 cm Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Al-Qarw

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums

Item number Registration Number ZM 84

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen

Description The artifact is a piece of marbleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in the form of a rectangular grave-stele with a slightly curved upper part. The front part of the stone is polished. And the lower part has a rectangular jut with inscriptions that are quite deeply cut into the stone. They form one line which reads as follows:... The back part of the stone is unpolished.

Picture

Place of Conservation Room Number

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: Marble

Length

Origin: Acquired from Aden Museum Acquisition Date: Price: Previous Location:

Width: 12 cm Diameter Weight Height: 17 cm Thickness 2.5 cm Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: The Republic of Yemen

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The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 85

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of marbleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in the form of a rectangular Room Number tomb-stone, which narrows slightly on the upper side. The front part is polished but the lower part is curved inwardly. There are parts missing from the tombstone.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: Marble

Length Width: 7,7 cm

Origin: Acquired from Aden Museum Acquisition Date:

Diameter Weight

Price: Previous Location:

Height: 18.5 cm Thickness 2.5 cm Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 86

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of marbleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;probably a part of a platform. On Room Number the surface can be seen a canal typically found on sacrificial altars. There is a rugged uneven part on one side of the altar.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: Marble

Length: 21.5 cm

Origin:

Width: 12,2 cm

Acquisition Date:

Diameter Weight

Price: Previous Location:

Height: 18.5 cm Thickness 5.2 cm Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 87

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of a limestoneâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;probably a part of a sacrificial altar. The front Room Number part represents a body, on the surface of which can be seen a canal typically cut on such altars. At one end, the altar takes the shape of a bullâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head with protruding eyes. The left-side horn shows breakage and a missing piece. The ears are slightly prominent. The lower part shows some breakage and missing portions.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: Limestone

Length: 25.5 cm

Origin: Aden Museum

Width: 12,2 cm

Acquisition Date:

Diameter Weight

Price: Previous Location:

Height: Thickness 6 cm Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 78

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestoneâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an irregularly-shaped Room Number piece. On the front face there are traces of inscriptions and patterns, with two discernible lines. The line consist of the following symbols:

Guide Number Catalogue Number

Safe/Vault The piece is broken from all sides and has missing parts. The back part is unpolished.

Storage

Card number Dimensions

Shelf Material: Limestone

Length:

Origin:

Width: 15,5 cm Diameter Weight

Acquisition Date: Price: Previous Location:

Height: 16 cm Thickness 11 cm Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 80

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of marbleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a semi-white marble piece. On the Room Number front face there are traces of inscriptions and patterns, with two discernible lines. The lines consist of the following symbols:

Guide Number Catalogue Number

Safe/Vault The piece is broken from all sides and has missing parts. The back part is polished.

Storage

Card number Dimensions

Shelf Material: Marble

Length: 19 cm

Origin:

Width: 11 cm Diameter Weight

Acquisition Date: Price: Previous Location:

Height: Thickness Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 81

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of sandstone in the form of tablet. On the front Room Number face there is a relief showing the face of a bull. The features are well and dexterously represented. The right horn has a missing part. On the lower part of the face there is a jut on which are traces of deeply engraved inscriptions with one discernible line. The line consists of the following symbols:

Line One: (Insert symbols, please) On the edge of the inscription there is a broken and missing part.

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: Sand-stone

Length:

Origin: Aden Museum

Width: 16 cm Diameter

Acquisition Date: Price:

Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 28 cm Thickness: 7.5 cm Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums

Item number Registration Number ZM 174

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen

Description The artifact is a piece of limestone: it is a high, rectangular-shaped altar, with broken and missing edges. The frontal part has some rugged sections and wear, as well as a canal cut in the middle section.

Picture

Place of Conservation Room Number

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: Lime-stone

Length: 32 cm

Origin: items recovered from an excavation

Width: 18 cm Diameter Weight

Acquisition Date: Price: Previous Location:

Height: 28 cm Thickness: 7.5 cm Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Mawdiah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 175

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of a limestoneâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a rectangular artifact, Room Number probably a tile whose frontal part is polished. On one of its side, there are some cuts. The back part is not polished.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: Limestone

Length: 31.5 cm

Origin: excavation works

Width: 23,5 cm

Acquisition Date:

Diameter Weight

Price: Previous Location:

Height: Thickness 2.5 cm Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Mawdiah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums

Item number Registration Number ZM 176

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen

Description The artifact is a piece of gravel. It is a four-edged star. The edges are polished on both sides, though a small piece has been chipped from it.

Picture

Place of Conservation Room Number

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: gravel

Length: 12 cm

Origin: acquired from Al-Khudr Mohammed Samtah

Width: 12 cm Diameter

Acquisition Date: 18/9/2005 Price:

Weight

Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: 2.5 cm Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlWadee`

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 143

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is an earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large container in the shape of a ball Room Number which widens in the middle section and narrows down in the lower and the upper sections. On top of the middle section, there is a long cylinder-like neck which ends in a thick circular rim. A portion of the rim was broken and thereafter restored. The body of the earthenware rests on a circular base with a small missing portion. In the upper part are two handles which are connected to the neck. On the artifact are signs of wear and peel.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from an excavation

Width:

Acquisition Date: 2000 Price: Previous Location:

Diameter: 15 cm Weight Height: 47 cm Thickness: Depth: 40.5 Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 145

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is an earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large cone-shaped container which Room Number widens in the middle section and narrows down in the lower and the upper sections. On top of the middle section, there is a long cylinder-like neck which ends in a thick circular rim. A portion of the rim was broken and thereafter restored. The body of the earthenware rests on a circular base with a small broken portion. In the upper part are two handles which are connected to the neck. On the artifact are signs of wear and peelings.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from an excavation

Width: Diameter: 10.5 cm

Acquisition Date: 2002 Price:

Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 42,5 cm Thickness: Depth: 42.2 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 146

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is an earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large ball-shaped container which Room Number widens in the middle section and narrows down in the lower and the upper sections. On top of the middle section, there is a short neck which ends in a thick circular rim. The body of the earthenware rests on three reliefs which constitute the base. On the body of the ware there are ornaments in the form of three circular bands. Atop the ornaments there is a deep hole.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from an excavation

Width: Diameter: 10 cm Weight

Acquisition Date: Price: Previous Location:

Height: 45,5 cm Thickness: Depth: 24 cm Film number Picture number Registration Number 13/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 207

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of bronze—an old coin showing a small portion Room Number of the letter “M” written in slanting script. The other features of the coin have been obliterated. The coin also has two small and deep holes. It has been subjected to breakage, but has been restored.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: bronze

Length:

Origin: acquired from an excavation

Width: Diameter: 1.6 cm Weight

Acquisition Date: Price: Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 139

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of clayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a cylinder-shaped animal leg. The lower Room Number part has been broken and lost. But the upper part of the limb is circular. Generally speaking, the piece is deemed to be part of an animal statue which has gone missing.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from Abdelkader Salih

Width:

Acquisition Date: 2003 Price:

Diameter: 6.8 cm Lower part diameter: 2.7 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 140

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of clayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a part of an animal statue. Most Room Number probably that of a bull. The features of the animal have been obliterated: the front and hind legs have been broken and lost. The horns have been eroded and the back of the animal is prominent and bent.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired

Width: 10.5

Acquisition Date: 2005 Price: Previous Location:

Diameter: Weight Height: 7 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Sabeeb Al-Wadee`

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 208

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of bronzeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an old coin. On one side there is a Room Number representation of an owl, most probably, whose figure is not quite clear. The other side features the following letters: .... On the edges are traces of incomplete representations.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: bronze

Length:

Origin: acquired from an excavation

Width: Diameter: 1.2 cm Weight

Acquisition Date: Price: Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 209

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of bronze—an old coin. On one side there is a Room Number representation of an ibex with high and slightly reversed horns from the upper side. It also features the letter “B” in slanted script. The other side there is a layer of patina which has obliterated the features of the coin. There are two deep holes on the coin.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: bronze

Length:

Origin: acquired from an excavation

Width:

Acquisition Date: 2007 Price: Previous Location:

Diameter: 1.7 cm Weight Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 210

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of silver—an old coin. On one side there is a Room Number representation of an ibex with high and slightly reversed horns. It also features the symbol … in opposition to another one in slanted script. The other side has been peeled off from the center but on the side, one can discern the following symbol Iò

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: silver

Length:

Origin: acquired from an excavation

Width:

Acquisition Date: 2007 Price: Previous Location:

Diameter: 1.6 cm Weight Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 147

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large container Room Number narrows down in the lower and the upper sections. On top of the upper part, there is a long cylinder-like neck which ends in a thick circular rim. A portion of the rim was broken and thereafter restored. The body of the earthenware rests on a circular base with a small broken portion. In the upper part are two handles which are connected to the neck. On the artifact are signs of wear and peelings.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from an excavation Acquisition Date: 2003 Price:

Width: Diameter: 6 cm Diameter of the base: 7.2 Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 28 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassmah The Republic of Yemen

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The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 151

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large semi-spherical Room Number container. On top of the upper part, there is a thick circular section with patterns on it. Atop is a short cylinder-like neck which ends in a circular rim. The container rests on a hollow circular base. On the rim and the neck, there is a slight fissure.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length: Width:

Origin: acquired Acquisition Date: 2001 Price:

Diameter: 12 cm Diameter of the base: 16 Weight

Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 13/2/2008 Place where item was found: Abu Wadee`

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 152

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions Length: Width: Diameter: 6 cm Diameter of the base: 6 cm Weight

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large pear-shaped container. Room Number Atop is a short cylinder-like neck which ends in a circular rim. The latter has suffered some breakage and loss. The container rests on a hollow circular base with a set of patterns which protrude slightly. On the upper part of the body there is ornament in the form of two deeply-inscribed bands which meet around the body of the earthenware. Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay Origin: acquired Acquisition Date: 2001 Price: Previous Location:

Height: 17 cm Thickness: Depth: 15.2 cm Film number Picture number Registration Number 13/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlArian; Zanjibar

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 153

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large sphere-like container. Room Number Atop is a circular rim which has suffered some breakage and loss. The container rests on a circular base which is broken. On the upper part of the body there are ornaments in the form of two grooved circular lines and a set of broken lines. The lower part of the body shows peeling and erosion.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from Abdelkader Salih Acquisition Date: 2001 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 6 cm Diameter of the base: Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 17 cm Thickness: Depth: 11 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums

Item number Registration Number ZM 154

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen

Description The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large pear-shaped container. Atop is a short cylinder-like neck which ends in a circular rim. The latter has suffered some breakage and loss. The container rests on a circular base. The body of the earthenware shows signs of erosion and peeling.

Picture

Place of Conservation Room Number

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length: Width:

Origin: acquired Acquisition Date: 8/4/2001 Price:

Diameter of the mouth: 5.5 cm Diameter of the base: 4.7 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 12.7 cm Thickness: Depth: 15.2 cm Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlQariat

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 149

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions Length: Width: Diameter of the mouth: 8 cm Diameter of the base:8.5 cm Weight

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a utensil with a large body Room Number in the middle which narrows in the upper and lower parts. On top of which there is a cylinder-like neck which culminates in a slightly prominent round rim. The rim has suffered some breakage one of which is quite big. The body rests on a round hollow base with some missing portions. There is also some exfoliation on the body, on account of natural factors.

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: glazed clay Origin: acquired from excavation Acquisition Date: Price:

Previous Location:

Height: 23 cm Thickness: Depth: 20.5 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 148

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large spherical-shaped Room Number container. Atop is a short cylinder-like neck which ends in a prominent circular rim. The upper part has two handles which meet at the level of the neck. The body of the ware rests on a circular base. The contained is also glazed from the inside.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from excavation Acquisition Date: 10/9/2001 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 7 cm Diameter of the base: 8.5 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 13.5 cm Thickness: Depth: 15.2 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Hassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 150

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large ball-like container with Room Number a slightly prominent circular rim which has suffered some breakage and loss. The body of the ware rests on a hollow circular base. The container has a crack that extends from the top to the bottom and another one in the lower part of the container.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from excavation Acquisition Date: 2002 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 7.5 cm Diameter of the base: Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 19 cm Thickness: Depth: 18 cm Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Hassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 156

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a small piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a small pear-shaped Room Number container with a circular rim which has suffered some breakage and loss. The body of the ware rests on a circular base. Below the rim there are wave-like patterns that surround the body of the ware, some of which stretches towards the bottom in the form of a groove.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from excavation Acquisition Date: 5/11/1986 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 3.5 cm Diameter of the base: 3.2 Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 6.5 cm Thickness: Depth: 6 cm Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Al-Qariat

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 157

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a pear-shaped container with a Room Number short neck that ends up as a circular rim which bends slightly outward. The body of the ware rests on a circular base. The lower part of the container shows signs of erosion and peeling off.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from Salim Al-Amiry Acquisition Date: 2005 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 5.5 cm Diameter of the base: Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 7.5 cm Thickness: Depth: 7.5 cm Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Mawdiah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 158

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large green plate with Room Number a wide rim and a base. The body of the ware narrows down at the level of the base. There are patterns adorning the outer glazed body of the ware. It is also glazed in the inside, especially at the bottom. On the rim there is a simple outgrowth.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: glazed clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from excavation Acquisition Date: 2004/2005 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 19 cm Diameter of the base: Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 6 cm Thickness: Depth: 5 cm Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 159

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a plate with a wide rim Room Number and a base. The body of the ware narrows down at the level of the base and widens at the level of the mouth. The body of the ware rests on a small circular base. The glazing on the outer part of the ware has been peeled off. There is a fissure which stretches from the mouth of the ware to the lower part of the body.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length: 5.7 cm

Origin: acquired from excavation Acquisition Date: 2004/2005 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 18 cm Diameter of the base:7 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 160

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions Length: 5.7 cm Width: Diameter of the mouth: 17.5 cm Diameter of the base:7 cm Weight

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a plate with a Room Number wide mouth. The body of the ware is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom. The ware has a round base. There is some exfoliation of the glazing layer. There is also a crack that stretches from the mouth to the base.

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: glazed clay Origin: acquired from excavation Acquisition Date: 2004-2005 Price:

Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Place of Conservation

Item number

Description

Registration Number ZM 162

The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a plate with a wide rim and a flat circular base. The body of the ware narrows down at the level of the base and widens at the level of the mouth. The bottom of the ware has three broken bulges

Picture Room Number

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: glazed clay

Length: 5.7 cm

Origin: acquired from excavation Acquisition Date: 2004/2005 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 16 cm Diameter of the base: Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 4 cm Thickness: Depth: 2.2 cm Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Al-Hassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 163

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a plate with a wide Room Number mouth. The body widens in the upper part of the ware and narrows downs at its base. On the body there is a fissure which stretches from the rim to the middle section of the ware. Below the rim there are round grooved lines. The ware rests on a round base. There are patches of white paint on different parts of the ware.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: a gift from the Power Authority Acquisition Date: 2004 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 17 cm Diameter of the base: 9 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 8.2 cm Thickness: Depth: 7.5 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Zanjibar

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 164

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a plate with a wide Room Number mouth. The body widens in the upper part of the ware and narrows downs at its base. The ware, which had been broken into two parts, has recently been restored. Besides, the ware is subject to exfoliation both from the inside and outside. There are three juts on the ware.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from excavation work Acquisition Date: 2004/2005 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 17.5 cm Diameter of the base: Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 5.5 cm Thickness: Depth: 4.7 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Al-Hassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 165

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a container that is quite Room Number big in the middle section but which narrows down in the lower and the upper sections. On top of the upper part, there is a long cylinder-like neck which ends in a circular rim. A portion of the rim and the neck was broken and thereafter restored. The glazed layer has been exfoliated and there remain only some small patches. The body of the earthenware rests on a circular base with some eroded. The handle of the ware stretches from the body up to the mid section of the neck.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: glazed clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from an excavation Acquisition Date: 2003 Price:

Width: Diameter of the base: 9.5 Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 29 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 13/2/2008 Place where item was found: Shaqrah The Republic of Yemen

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The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 166

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a semi pear-shaped Room Number container which is big in the middle section and narrow in the upper part and slightly so in the lower section. The ware has a cylinder-like neck that has been broken. The war has three legs, one of which is broken. The whole body of the ware has been exfoliated and eroded.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from excavation work Acquisition Date: 2004/2005 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 6 cm Diameter of the base: Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 20 cm Thickness: Depth: 7.5 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassmah/Shaqrah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 155

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a semi-spherical container Room Number which is big in the middle and has a wide circular rim, but has no base. There are four juts on the body of the ware which are slightly eroded. At the level of juts there are dotted ornaments. At the lower part of the ware there is a deep hole.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from Salim Al-Amiry Acquisition Date: 1/07/2001 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 16 cm Diameter of the base: Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 12.5 cm Thickness: Depth: 7.5 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Zinjibar

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 168

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a container with a wide mouth Room Number and a flat base. The body of the ware is devoid of any ornaments or patterns. At the level of the rim there are two uneven portions.

Guide Number

Safe/Vault

Catalogue Number

Storage

Card number

Shelf

Dimensions

Material: clay

Length: Width:

Origin: Acquisition Date:

Diameter: 16.7 cm Base diameter: 9.5 cm Weight

Price: Previous Location:

Height: 5.2 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Zinjibar

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 169

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large cup-like container Room Number made in the shape of a cylinder. The body of the ware is devoid of any ornaments or patterns. The body rests on a thick circular but hollow base. There is a horizontal fissure in the lower part of the ware. Some pieces have been chipped from the rim.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length: Width: Diameter of the mouth: 8 cm Base diameter: 4.7 cm Weight

Origin: Acquisition Date: Price:

Previous Location:

Height: 6.5 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Zinjibar

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 170

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large cup-like container Room Number made in the shape of a cylinder. The body rests on a flat circular part which constitutes an extension of the body. There is a deep hole in the body as well as some wear. A piece has also been chipped from the rim.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length: Width: Diameter of the mouth: 7.5 cm Base diameter: Weight

Origin: Acquisition Date: Price: Previous Location:

Height: 6 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Zinjibar

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 171

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large circular plate having a Room Number circular rim with some minor fissures. The ware has a flat base which is in fact an extension of the body.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length: Width:

Origin: Acquisition Date: acquired Price:

Diameter of the mouth: 9 cm Base diameter: Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 6.5 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Zinjibar

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums

Item number Registration Number ZM 161

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen

Description The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large green plate with a wide rim. The wide body of the ware narrows down at the level of the base. The flat base is, in fact, an extension of the body of the ware. There is some exfoliation from the outside. On the rim there is a simple outgrowth.

Picture

Place of Conservation Room Number

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: glazed clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from excavation work Acquisition Date: 2004/2005 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 16 cm Diameter of the base: 5.6 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 4 cm Thickness: Depth: 2.5 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 181

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of bronze, consisting of a curved bracelet whose Room Number edges bend in such a way as to form snake heads. On the bracelets some circular protrusions are visible.

Guide Number

Safe/Vault

Catalogue Number

Storage

Card number

Shelf

Dimensions

Material: bronze

Length: 7 cm Width:

Origin: Acquisition Date:

Diameter: 6 cm

Price:

Weight

Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Hattat

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 182

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of bronze, consisting of a curved bracelet whose Room Number edges bend in such a way as to form snake heads. On the bracelets some circular protrusions are visible.

Guide Number

Safe/Vault

Catalogue Number

Storage

Card number

Shelf

Dimensions

Material: bronze

Length: 7 cm Width:

Origin: Acquisition Date:

Diameter: 6 cm

Price:

Weight

Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Hattat

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 183

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a small almost flat piece of bronze, in the shape of a Room Number camel ridden by a human. The front legs of the camel are missing; the tail is thick, the neck is straight almost flat and the face is discernible with the left eye being round and slightly prominent. The body of the human rider is flat with the arms stretched forward, with the left hand holding the reins. The features of the face are unclear. On the forehead there is some outgrowth, representing the hair, perhaps. The legs are visible, adhering to the body of the camel.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: bronze

Length:

Origin: Aden Museum Acquisition Date: 1986 Price: Previous Location:

Width: 2.8 cm Diameter: Weight Height: 4 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AtTarriah, Zinjibar

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 177

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of bronze â&#x20AC;&#x201C;an almost cubic box with a separate Room Number flat cover. On top of the cover there a handle which looks like a horseshoe. The body of the box rests on four legs with extremities like the hooves of a bull. On the lower side of the box there is a hole located exactly opposite another hold from the top. There is a protrusion in the shape of a ring, which suggests that it was used to keep the cover tightly shut. The body of the box is devoid of any ornamentation.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: bronze

Length:

Origin: Adem Museum Acquisition Date: 25/11/86

Width: 12.5 cm Width at the feet: 15.2 cm Diameter: 6 cm Cover: 9x15 cm

Price: Previous Location:

Height: 9.8 cm Thickness: Depth: 6.7cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 178

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of bronze â&#x20AC;&#x201C;consisting of a saddle having the Room Number shape of a boat. On the saddle there is a layer of patina. At the front of the saddle, there is a broken and missing part. The body of the artifact rests on a triangular base that is hollow from the inside. There is a breakage on two sides of the base. The upper portion of the saddle has a curved elevated protrusion. At the edge of the body of the artifact there are two opposite juts which form horns.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: bronze

Length:

Origin: acquired from excavation works Acquisition Date: 2001 Price: Previous Location:

Width: 16 cm Diameter: Weight: Height: 6.5 cm Height with the jut: 16.2 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 179

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of bronze –consisting of a statue of a human being, Room Number “a woman,” probably in a sitting posture. Her breasts are prominent and there is a protrusion which starts at the level of her knees and extends up to the underside of the breasts. The hands are represented, with the right hand stretching out to the level of the right knee. The left hand is fully stretched sidewise. The lower part of the statue is hollow and round. The features of the face have been obliterated, except for the nose. Above it there is a protrusion which probably represents the hair which is combed backwards. The lower part of the head has deep hole and on the back there are some unaccounted for juts.

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Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: bronze

Length:

Origin: Aden Museum Acquisition Date: 25/11/ 1986 Price:

Width: 2 cm Diameter from the lower side: 6.5 cm Weight:

Previous Location:

Height: 7.6 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 180

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of bronze â&#x20AC;&#x201C;consisting of a flat and round mirror, Room Number with slightly prominent rim. On one of its sides, there is a handle which is broken from the upper part and missing.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: bronze

Length:

Origin: acquired from Al-Khudr Mohammed Samnah Acquisition Date: 18/9/ 2000 Price:

Width: Diameter: 7.8 cm Diameter at the handle: 9.5 cm Weight:

Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 172

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of bronze â&#x20AC;&#x201C;consisting of a large cup like Room Number container, with a round body and a circular rim. The ware rests on a flat base which constitutes an extension of the body.

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Storage

Card number

Shelf

Dimensions

Material: clay

Length: Width:

Origin: acquired Acquisition Date:

Diameter of the base: 7.5 cm Weight: 4.2 cm

Price: Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Zanjibar

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 173

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestoneâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;consisting of a portion of a Room Number rectangular architectural item. It is eroded somewhat from the frontal part. On one of the sides there are ornaments in the form of illusory doors. As for the back, there are vertical lines which show some breakage on one side. The artifact has a deep hole which extends from the front part to the back one.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: limestone

Length:

Origin: acquired from Abdelkader and Salih Al-Buwaidh Acquisition Date: 2002 Price:

Width: 11.5 cm Diameter of the base: Weight:

Previous Location:

Height: 16 cm Thickness: 5 cm Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Mawdiah The Republic of Yemen

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The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 107

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestoneâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;consisting of a small fragment of a Room Number utensil. On the body are small patterns in the form of small squares. At the bottom of the piece is a human head with meticulously delineated facial features.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: limestone

Length:

Origin: acquired from Abdelkader Salih Acquisition Date: 2002 Price:

Width: 4 cm Diameter of the base: Weight:

Previous Location:

Height: 4 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Am`adiah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 108

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Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of marbleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;consisting of a circular plate with a Room Number thick round rim. On the latter are inscribed the following in slanted script: (Insert symbol, please) opposite another cluster of symbols (insert symbols, please)

Width:

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: marble stone Origin: Aden Museum Acquisition Date:

Diameter: 11.5 cm Weight:

Price: Previous Location:

Length:

Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 112

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;consisting of a spherical-shaped Room Number container with a slightly elevated neck and an outward-curved rim. On the upper part of the body are prominent ornaments in the shape of vertical lines which end below the neck. In the middle part of the contained there are drawings of a crescent and a sun which are replicated on the opposite part of the container. On the side are two curved hollow handles. The container rests on a circular hollow base.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length: Width:

Origin: Acquisition Date: 21/2/2001 Price:

Diameter: 15.5 cm Diameter of the base: 14.5 cm Weight:

Previous Location:

Height: 28.5 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Shaqrah Al-Hassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 131

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of glazed clayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;consisting of a container with a Room Number round body which narrows a bit as it reaches the neck. A portion of the latter is broken and lost and so is the rim. The body of the earthenware rests on a circular base. The body and the neck are connected by means of a handle. On the piece are minor exfoliations in the lower part.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from excavation works Acquisition Date: Price:

Width: Diameter of the base: 9.5 cm Weight:

Previous Location:

Height: 19 cm Thickness: Depth: 17 cm Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 126

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of clayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;consisting of a container with a round Room Number body which narrows a bit as it reaches the cylinder-like neck. A portion of the neck and the mouth are missing. The body of the earthenware has two curved handles which stretch from the upper part of the earthenware to the middle section of the neck. The body rests on a round and flat base which shows some breakage and loss. On some part of the container are patches of green, which suggests that it was originally glazed. On parts of the body there is exfoliation.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from excavation works Acquisition Date: Price:

Width: Diameter of the base: 13 cm Weight:

Previous Location:

Height: 40.5 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassamah The Republic of Yemen

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The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 125

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of clayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;consisting of a container with a round Room Number body which narrows a bit as it reaches the neck. The neck is short, ending in a prominent outward-curved circular rim which shows fissures and breakage. The body rests on a small round base. The latter has some unevenness and minor fissure. On the body of the ware also are ornaments in the form of vertical lines. There are two deep holes on the earthenware.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from excavation works Acquisition Date: Price:

Width: Diameter: 13 cm Diameter of the base: 11 cm Weight:

Previous Location:

Height: 28 cm Thickness: Depth: 28 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassamah The Republic of Yemen

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The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 124

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large container in the Room Number shape of a ball which widens in the middle section and narrows down in the lower and the upper sections. On top of the middle section, there is a long cylinder-like neck which ends in a thick circular rim. A portion of the rim was broken and lost. The body of the earthenware rests on a circular base. In the upper part are two handles which are connected to the neck. On the artifact are signs of wear and peel.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from an excavation Acquisition Date: Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 10 cm Diameter of the base: 10.5 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 49.5 cm Thickness: Depth: 27 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 130

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large container in the Room Number shape of a ball. On top, there is a long cylinder-like neck which ends in a circular rim with prominent lines. A portion of the rim was broken and lost. The body of the earthenware rests on a circular base with juts. On the rim and part of the neck there is a fissure.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from an excavation Acquisition Date: 2000 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 6.5 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 24 cm Thickness: Depth: 21.2 cm Film number Picture number Registration No 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 129

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a container in the shape of a ball, which Room Number was broken and thereafter restored. On top, there is a short neck which ends in a circular rim with two prominent circles. The body of the earthenware rests on a circular base with missing parts. The upper part of the war has two handles which connect the body to the neck. But one handle is broken and missing. On the body of the war there are cracks.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from an excavation Acquisition Date:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 4.5 cm Diameter of the base: 7.5 cm Weight

Price:

Previous Location:

Height: 19.5 cm Thickness: Depth: 18.5 cm Film number Picture number Registration No 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 128

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a whitish container, whose Room Number body narrows down in the lower section. On top, there is a short neck which ends in a circular rim slightly curved outward. The rim has some minor unevenness. The body of the earthenware rests on a circular base with missing parts. The upper part of the war has two handles which connect the body to the neck. On the body there is ornamentation in the shape of three round lines, as well as a deep hole. The container has signs of minor wear and exfoliation.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from an excavation Acquisition Date:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 5.5 cm Weight

Price: Previous Location:

Height: 29 cm Thickness: Depth: 27.5 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Shaqrah Al-Hassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 127

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a container in Room Number the shape of a ball. On top, there is a long cylinder-like neck which ends in a circular rim with two juts. The body of the earthenware rests on a circular base with missing parts. The upper part of the war has two handles which connect the body to the neck. On the body of the war there is some exfoliation. At the bottom there is a deep hole and a minor crack that extends from the rim to the neck.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from an excavation Acquisition Date:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 9 cm Diameter of the base: 11 cm Weight

Price: Previous Location:

Height: 22 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Al-Hassamah The Republic of Yemen

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The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 120

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a container in the shape of a Room Number ball. On the body there are ornaments in the form of grooved vertical lines and a broken pair of lines. On top, there is a long cylinder-like neck which is eroded and broken at the level of the mouth. The body has four round protrusions. It also has a handle which extends from the body of the ware to the middle of the neck. The body of the earthenware rests on a circular hollow base with signs of erosion. There is also some exfoliation at the level of the neck.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from an excavation Acquisition Date:

Width: Diameter of the base: 9 cm Weight

Price: Previous Location:

Height: 24 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 117

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions Length: Width: Diameter of the mouth: 10 cm Diameter of the base: 8 cm Weight

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a container in the shape of a Room Number ball that narrows down in the lower part and opens up in the upper part. On top, there is a short cylinder-like neck which ends up in a thick rim which is slightly prominent. The body of the earthenware rests on a circular hollow base with signs of erosion. On the body also there are two handles that extends up to the rims. On the body are ornaments in the form of circles around the body, underneath there are vertical lines. At the lower part of the body, there is a big and deep hole. Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay Origin: acquired from excavation works Acquisition Date: Price:

Previous Location:

Height: 24.5 cm Thickness: Depth: 22 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 116

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions Length: Width: Diameter of the mouth: 8.5 cm Diameter of the base:11.5 cm Weight

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a container in the shape of a Room Number ball that narrows down in the lower part and opens up in the middle part. On top, there is a long cylinder-like neck which ends up in a thick rim which is slightly prominent. The body of the earthenware rests on a circular hollow base with signs of erosion. On the body also there are two handles that extend up to the neck On the body are ornaments in the form of circles around the body, underneath there are vertical lines. There is some exfoliation on the lower part of the ware Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay Origin: acquired from excavation works Acquisition Date: Price:

Previous Location:

Height: 29.5 cm Thickness: Depth: 28.5 cm Film number Picture number Registration No 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Shaqrah Al-Hassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 115

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Catalogue Number

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a pear-like container. Room Number The body then turns into a cone-shaped neck that narrows down in the lower part and opens up in the upper part. On top, there is a long cylinder-like neck which ends up in a thick rim which is slightly prominent. The mouth of the contained was broken and thereafter restored> The ware has two handles that extend from the body of the ware up to the middle section of the neck. One of the handle was broken and then restored. On the neck are ornaments in the form of deep round and square patterns that encircle the body. Underneath are prominent vertical lines and a band of circles. The lower part of the container is devoid of any patterns. The body rests on a round and hollow base. There is an inside fissure. On the body there are also clay remnants.

Safe/Vault

Storage

Card number Dimensions

Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from excavation works Acquisition Date:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 11 cm Diameter of the base:11.2 cm Weight

Price: Previous Location:

Height: 26 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Al-Hassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 144

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large container Room Number in the shape of a ball that narrows in the upper and lower sections. On top of the body there is a long cylinder-like neck which culminates in a round and thick rim. The latter shows minor cracks and erosion. On the upper part there are two handles that are connected to the neck. The body rests on a circular base. There is some exfoliation at the bottom of the ware.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from excavation works Acquisition Date: Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 14.5 cm Diameter of the base: 14 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 42.5 cm Thickness: Depth: 42 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 123

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a container in the shape of a Room Number ball that culminates in a cylinder-like neck and a slightly prominent and outwardly-curved rim. The rim shows signs of breakage that was subjected to restoration. On the neck are two grooved lines. On the body are ornaments in the form of horizontal lines. The container rests on three legs with deeply engraved circles in each one of them.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from excavation works Acquisition Date:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 9.7 cm Weight

Price: Previous Location:

Height: 12 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 122

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a container in the shape Room Number of a ball that narrows in the upper section. The rim is round and prominent. It shows signs of breakage and a missing portion in the middle. The container rests on three prominent dots which constitute the bases of the ware. On the upper part of the ware are ornaments in the shape of circles all around the body.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from excavation works Acquisition Date: 2000 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 11 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 25 cm Thickness: Depth: 21.5 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 121

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions Length:

Width:

Diameter of the mouth: 9,2 cm Weight

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a round-shaped Room Number container that narrows in the upper section. On top of the body there is a cylinder-like neck with a round rim that is broken in the middle. On the rim are ornaments in the shape of prominent circular patterns. The body rests on a small circular base. The ware has two handles that are connected to the neck. Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay Origin: acquired from excavation works Acquisition Date: 2000 Price: Previous Location:

Height: 22.5 cm Thickness: Depth: 22.5 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 119

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of glazed earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a container in the shape Room Number of a ball that gets big in the middle section and narrows in the upper and lower parts. It culminates in a cylinder-like neck and a slightly prominent and outwardly-curved rim. On the rim there are prominent lines. The body has two handles that extend from the body to the neck. One of them is broken and missing. At the level of the rim there is some exfoliation.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from Abdelkader Salih Acquisition Date: Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 7.5 cm Diameter of the base: 8cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 22.5 cm Thickness: Depth: 22 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 118

Guide Number

Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions Length: Width: Diameter of the base: 12 cm Weight:

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;consisting of a container with a ball-like Room Number body. On the upper part of the body are ornaments made up of grooved vertical lines, small squares, and broken perpendicular lines. Just under the neck are two prominent round bands with grooves. The body of the container turns into a straight cylinder-like neck which is wide in the lower part and wide in the upper side. The rim in broken and missing. On the neck, there is a symbo which is executed on a broken line. In the middle part of the body there is a crack and a black layer on. This is Safe/Vault probably because the container was restored using a black substance after it had suffered some breakage. The body of the earthenware rests on a circular base. The body and the neck are connected by means of four handles. The container rests on a cone-like base which is narrow at the top and wide at the bottom. Storage Shelf Material: clay Origin: Acquisition Date: 21/2/2001 Price: Previous Location:

Height: 44 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture NO Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 113

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a ball-shaped utensil that is narrow Room Number

at the bottom. The upper part of the body has ornaments consisting of grooved vertical lines, broken lines, and squares. There are also other patterns which consist of two parallel and broken lines. In the lower part of the neck there are two prominent round bands with grooves. The earthenware has a cylinder-like neck which is wide at the bottom and narrow at the top. Part of the rim is broken and missing. On the neck there is a letter which has been executed in a broken way. On one side of the body there is a crack and a black layer, which probably suggests that the earthenware was broken at one point and restored with the help of some black substance. The ware has four handles with deep holes in the middle. The earthenware rests on a hollow cylinder-like base which is narrow at the top and wide at the bottom.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: Clay

Length:

Origin:

Width:

Acquisition Date: 21/2/2001

Diameter at the mouth: 11.5; diameter at the base 17.1 cm Weight

Price:

Previous Location:

Height: 48 cm Thickness Depth Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Shaqrah, AlHassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 112

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions Length: Width: Diameter: 15.5 cm Diameter of the base: 14.5 cm Weight:

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;consisting of a sphericalRoom Number shaped container with a slightly elevated neck and an outwardlycurved rim. On the upper part of the body are prominent ornaments in the shape of vertical lines which end below the neck. In the middle part of the contained there are drawings of a crescent and a sun which are replicated on the opposite part of the container. On the side are two curved hollow handles. The container rests on a circular hollow base. Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay Origin: Acquisition Date: 21/2/2001 Price: Previous Location:

Height: 28.5 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Shaqrah Al-Hassamah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 111

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of earthenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;consisting of a spherical-shaped Room Number

container which ends in broad shoulders and a slightly elevated neck and an outwardly-curved rim. A portion of the rim is broken and missing. One the neck there are prominent ornaments in the shape of fans. On top of them there is a grooved line just below a wavy one. And just above them there are two grooved lines. On the shoulders of the ware there is a line in slanted script that has been eroded. Yet some symbols are still discernible. The container rests on a circular hollow base showing signs of erosion.

Guide Number

Safe/Vault

Catalogue Number

Storage

Card number

Shelf

Dimensions

Material: clay

Length:

Origin: Aden Museum Acquisition Date: 25/11/1986 Price:

Width: Diameter: 17.5 cm Diameter of the mouth: 16.5 cm Weight:

Previous Location:

Height: 24 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Mkirass

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 110

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of marble, consisting of a spherical-shaped Room Number container which ends in elevated mouth that is slightly outwardly curved. On the body there are protrusionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;part of the original handles. There are two broken lines on the body of the war topped by two grooved lines. The body rests on a hollow circular base with some ruggedness. There is also a line of slanted script which reads: ...

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Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: marble

Length: Width:

Origin: Aden Museum Acquisition Date: 25/11/1986 Price:

Diameter of the mouth: 16 cm Diameter of the base: 20 cm Weight:

Previous Location:

Height: 29.5 cm Thickness of the rim: 1.2 cm Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Mkirass

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 97

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a cone-shaped Room Number container that is wide in the lower part and narrow in the upper one. It has a flat base which, is in fact, an extension of the body. On the body are opposite prominent reliefs featuring the face of an animal. In the middle section there is a deep hole. The container also has a thick mouth.

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Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: limestone

Length:

Origin: Aden Museum Acquisition Date: 1986 Price:

Width: Diameter: 5.2 cm Diameter of the base: 7.5 cm Weight:

Previous Location:

Height: 8 cm Thickness: 6 cm Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 11/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 96

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of marble, consisting of a container, most Room Number probably a censer. The body is round and eroded. It rests on a coneshaped base which narrows down on the upper part and widens on the lower one. The bottom is hollow and shows a triangular-shaped broken piece which was restored. On the base are three round protrusions as well as breakage which has been mended.

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Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: marble

Length: Width:

Origin: Acquisition Date: 1986 Price:

Diameter of the mouth: 8 cm Diameter of the base: 7 cm Weight:

Previous Location:

Height: 8.5 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Qarw

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 95

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a portion of a statute featuring Room Number

a human being, though only the head, the breast, and part of the belly have remained. The eyes are almond-shaped and have deep holes in them. The nose is prominent and shows some breakage on the top. The eyebrows are represented by grooved lines. Parts of the head and forehead are missing; the ears, as represented by the right one, are triangular-shaped and prominent. The left one is missing. The mouth is represented by a grooved line. The fingers of the right hands can still be seen at the level of the breast. On the left shoulder are two grooved lines and two broken ones. There is a crack that extends from the lower part of the ear down to the chest area.

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Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: limestone

Length: 13 cm Width: 7 cm

Origin: Acquisition Date: 24/5/2001 Price:

Diameter of the mouth: Diameter of the base: Weight:

Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: 6.5 cm Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Hattat Yafi`

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 94

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions Length: 18 cm Width: 6 cm Diameter of the mouth: Diameter of the base: Weight:

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a statute featuring a Room Number human being in a standing position. There are cracks on the face which have obliterated its features. The ears are represented in terms of bulges. And there is exfoliation on the right one. On the upper part of he forehead there is a line which separates it from the hair, which stretches backward to the neck. The neck is cylinder-like and has grooved lines. The hands are prominent and stretched forward. The fingers are represented but they show some exfoliation. The feet are missing and the head had suffered some breakage at the level of the neck which has been recently restored. There is a patch that has been peeled off from the lower back, as well as cracks on the lower part of the right hand. Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: limestone Origin: Acquisition Date: 24/5/2001 Price:

Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Hattat Yafi`

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 93

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions Length: Width: 6.1 cm Diameter of the mouth: Diameter of the base: Weight:

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a statute featuring a human Room Number being in a standing position. The features of the head and face are clear and complete: the eyes are almond-shaped with deep round holes. The nose is prominent, though it has cracks. The lips are thick and rightly sealed. The ears are represented in terms of bulges, with the right one showing cracks and exfoliation. The hair reaches the shoulders. The hands are slightly stretched forward. The fingers of the right hand are slightly eroded and the left hand looks as though it was holding something, though the fingers are now lost. The statue rests on a flat rectangular base. There is some exfoliation on the nose, part of the forehead, the right cheek, parts of the neck, the breast, as well as at the back of the head. Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: limestone Origin: Acquisition Date: 24/5/2001 Price:

Previous Location:

Height: 17.5 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Hattat Yafi`

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 103

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a cylinder-shaped Room Number container with a round rim, having small breakage. It rests on a round and hollow base which widens outwardly. On the upper part of the ware there is cylinder-like neck with round patterns. There is also a deep hole on the body. The artifact suffers from erosion and there is a layer of residue, which underscores the effects of erosion.

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Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: limestone

Length:

Origin: Aden Museum Acquisition Date: Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 9.5 cm Diameter of the base: 18.5 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 11.5 cm Thickness: Depth: 5.5 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 11/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums

Item number Registration Number ZM 99

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen

Description The artifact is a piece of marble, consisting of a round container with breakage on three sides stretching from the upper part to the bottom. It has been restored. The rim is round with a missing portion. It rests on a round and hollow base which widens outwardly. There are two bulges with deep holesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;parts of the handles, probably. The flat base is just an extension of the body. The body of the ware has a separate round cover with bulges and two deep holes. The diameter of the cover is 5 cm.

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Place of Conservation Room Number

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Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: marble

Length:

Origin: acquired from Salim Al-Amiry Acquisition Date: 1/07/2001 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 4.5 cm Diameter of the cover: 5 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 8 cm Thickness: Depth: 6 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Shaqrah The Republic of Yemen

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The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 98

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of marble, consisting of a round-bodied crusher Room Number with a slightly prominent rim. On the rim are unevenness and minor cracks. The body rests on three bases which are decorated in grooved patterns. One of the bases is broken and missing, while the second has been broken into two parts and thereafter restored. The third is unscathed. On the body there is ornamentation which consists in vertical lines with the word X written in slanted script.

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Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: marble

Length:

Origin: acquired from Al-Khudr Salih Samnah Acquisition Date: 18/09/2005 Price: Previous Location:

Width: Diameter 7.5 cm Weight Height: 7.5 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlMahfad

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 106

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of marble, consisting of a small-sized container. Room Number The conical-shaped body is wide at the base and narrow at the top. Its rim is round and it has a flat base which is indeed an extension of the body. The body has two protrusions with deep holes. The body has been broken and thereafter restored.

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Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: marble

Length:

Origin: Aden Museum Acquisition Date: Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 2 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 4.5 cm Thickness: Depth: 4 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 11/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 105

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a cup with a cylinderRoom Number like body and a round rim. The rim has three broken portions, one of which is missing. The body rests on a round base that is prominent and hollow. It has been previously broken into two parts and thereafter restored. There are exfoliation on the body and a layer of residue, which show the effects of natural factors.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: limestone

Length:

Origin: acquired from Al-Khudr Salih Samnah Acquisition Date: 18/09/2005 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 5 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 7 cm Thickness: Depth: 2.5 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlMahfad

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 104

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone which constitutes the base of a Room Number broken container whose parts have been lost. It has a round base which is outwardly prominent and inwardly hollow. Half of its body is missing. On top of the body is a cylinder-like neck. On it there are ornaments in the form of prominent round lines.

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Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: limestone

Length:

Origin: acquired from Al-Khudr Salih Samnah Acquisition Date: 18/09/2005 Price: Previous Location:

Width: Diameter: 9 cm Weight Height: 7.5 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlMahfad

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 109

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of marble, consisting of a cylinder-shaped body Room Number with a round and slightly prominent rim. On the latter are minor rugged patches. The body rests on a base that is an extension of the body. On the body are four broken and missing bulges. The piece is eroded by the saltiness of the natural elements.

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Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: marble

Length:

Origin: acquired from excavation works Acquisition Date: 24/08/2004 Price:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 2.7 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 7.5 cm Thickness: Depth: 7.2 cm Film number Picture number Registration No. 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: AlHassmah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 141

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a small piece of clay featuring the face of a human Room Number being, a woman, to be exact. The features of the face are clear and complete. The eyes are almond-shaped; the eyelids are prominent grooved and elongated; the nose is prominent; the lips are tightly sealed. On the upper part of the face there is a fairly wide protrusion, meant to represent the hair, perhaps. There is also a round protrusion above the head presumably to represent the crown. Broadly speaking, and on the basis of the features of the face, it may be said that the representation is that of an African person.

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Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length: Width: 2 cm

Origin: acquired Acquisition Date: 2005 Price:

Diameter of the mouth: 2 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 4 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 102

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a part of a censer with Room Number broken and missing side and back portions. On the front part there is a sculpted representation of the crescent and the sun, beside an illusionary gate. The body rests on a semi-rectangular base on which are the remains of unclear letters written in slanted script. The body of the ware protrudes relative to the base.

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Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: limestone

Length: 7 cm

Origin: acquired from Abdelkader Salih Acquisition Date: 2002 Price:

Width: 6.2 cm Diameter of the base: 5x7 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 8 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 1/2/2008 Place where item was found: Mkirass

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 101

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a round-bodied censer Room Number with a circular rim. The latter has cracks as well as a broken and missing portion. The base is circular with four human figurines in a standing position which support the body. Under one of the figurines, there is some breakage and a missing piece, On the body from the inside there is a bulge with a hole which was meant to keep the nowlost cover tightly on.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: limestone

Length: Width: Diameter of the mouth: 9.2 cm Diameter of the base: 7 cm Weight

Origin: Acquisition Date: Price:

Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Hawdiah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 100

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a round-bodied Room Number crusher with a circular rim. On the latter there is some breakage and a missing piece. The body rests on three bases the bottom one of which is grooved. In the lower part of the body there is some ornamentation in the form of grooves which separate the bases. The base of the ware protrudes slightly outward.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: Marble

Length:

Origin: Aden Museum Acquisition Date: Price: Previous Location:

Width: Diameter: 7 cm Weight Height: 5.5 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 11/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums

Item number Registration Number ZM 138

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen

Description The artifact is a small piece of clay featuring the head of an unidentified animal. On the face the eyes are represented on both sides in the form of two circles with deep holes in them; the horns are represented by means of bulges. The right horn is broken and missing. The neck is tall and cylinder-like.

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Place of Conservation Room Number

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Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length: Width: Diameter:

Origin: acquired from Salim Al-Amiry Acquisition Date: Price:

Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 7.2 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 136

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a small piece of clay featuring the replica of a human Room Number face with clear features. The eyes are drawn in the shape of round bulges with two relatively deep holes. The nose is pointed and high but showing minor erosion. The ears are represented in a semi-circular form. In front of every ear there is a deep vertical line. The neck is relatively long and conical-shaped with a deep hole. On top of the head are grooves which are perhaps indicative of the hair.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Diameter: 5.2 cm

Origin: acquired from Salim Al-Amiry Acquisition Date: 2001 Price:

Weight

Previous Location:

Width:

Height: 6.2 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 135

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of clay featuring the replica of a human face with clear features. The eyes are drawn Room Number in the shape of round bulges with two relatively deep holes. The nose is prominent and slightly curved but showing minor erosion. On top of the forehead are protrusions which are perhaps indicative of the hair. The back of the head has a bulge, the upper part of which is broken and missing. The left ear is prominent but the right one is not represented. The lower part of the neck there is a helical protrusion which takes the form of a tongue showing a cut in its lower tip.

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Material: clay

Length: Width:

Origin: acquired from Salim Al-Amiry Acquisition Date:

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Price:

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Previous Location:

Height: 8.5 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 134

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of clay featuring a bullâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horn. Conical in shape, Room Number the artifact is narrow at the top and wide at the bottom. The upper part is tipped and has a vertical crack. On the piece there is pale yellow paint.

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Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length:

Origin: acquired from Salim Al-Amiry Acquisition Date: 2001 Price:

Width: Diameter at the bottom: 10.5 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 27.2 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Hajarah Al-Wadee`

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 142

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of clay featuring the replica of a human head Room Number with clear facial features. The eyes are drawn in the shape of round bulges with two relatively deep holes. The nose is prominent and quite long. The mouth is drawn in the form of a grooved line. The moustache is wide and thick. The ears are prominent and endowed with deep holes. The forehead is broad with grooved and deep lines. On the upper part of the head are two protrusions, one of which is broken and missing. The other is broken. The neck is represented: the conical shaped face narrows down at the level of the chin.

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Material: clay

Length: Width: 5.2 cm Diameter:

Origin: acquired Acquisition Date: 2005 Price:

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Height: 6.5 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums

Item number Registration Number ZM 133

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen

Description The artifact is a piece of clay featuring a bullâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horn. Conical in shape, the artifact is narrow at the top and wide at the bottom. The upper part is tipped and has two opposite vertical cracks. The lower part of the piece is uneven and has minor breakage. On the piece there is pale paint and the smudge of fire.

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Place of Conservation Room Number

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Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: clay

Length: 29.2

Origin: acquired from Salim Al-Amiry Acquisition Date: Price:

Width: Diameter at the bottom: 11 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: Hajarah Al-Wadee`

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 132

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Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of clay featuring a bullâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head. The eyes are represented Room Number in terms of round bulges with deep holes inside. The nose is represented in terms of two round and deep holes. The mouth is a like a deep hole. The right horn is straight and conical which narrows down in the upper part. It has cracks on. Beside it, there is a bulge in the middle which represents the ear. The left ear is broken and missing. Similarly, the neck has breakage and cracks on it. Safe/Vault

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Material: clay

Length: Width: 14.2 cm Diameter at the bottom:

Origin: acquired Acquisition Date: 2001 Price:

Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 22.5 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 12/2/2008 Place where item was found: `Aylan Adajujj

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 102

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a part of a censer with Room Number broken and mission side and back portions. On the front part there is a sculpted representation of the crescent and the sun, beside an illusionary gate. The body rests on a semi-rectangular base on which are the remains of unclear letters written in slanted script. The body of the ware protrudes relative to the base.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: limestone

Length: 7 cm

Origin: acquired from Abdelkader Salih Acquisition Date: 2002 Price:

Width: 6.2 cm Diameter of the base: 5x7 cm Weight

Previous Location:

Height: 8 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 1/2/2008 Place where item was found: Mkirass

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(A Duplicate)? The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 95

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions Length: 13 cm Width: 7 cm Diameter of the mouth: Diameter of the base: Weight:

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a portion of a statute featuring a Room Number human being, though only the head, the breast, and part of the belly have remained. The eyes are almond shaped and have deep holes in them. The nose is prominent and shows some breakage at the top. The eyebrows are represented by grooved lines. Parts of the head and forehead are missing; the ears, as represented by the right one, are triangular shaped prominent. The left one is missing. The mouth is represented by a grooved line. The fingers of the right hands can still be seen at the level of the breast. On the left shoulder are two grooved lines and two broken ones. There is a crack that extends from the lower part of the ear down to the chest area. Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: limestone Origin: Acquisition Date: 24/5/2001 Price:

Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: 6.5 cm Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Hattat Yafi`

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(A Duplicate)? The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 100

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a round-bodied Room Number crusher with a circular rim. On the latter there is some breakage and a missing piece. The body rests on three bases the bottom one of which is grooved. In the lower part of the body there is some ornamentation in the form of grooves which separate the bases. The base of the ware protrudes slightly outward.

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Material: Marble

Length: Width:

Origin: Aden Museum Acquisition Date:

Diameter: 7 cm Weight

Price: Previous Location:

Height: 5.5 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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(A Duplicate)? The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 101

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a round-bodied censer Room Number with a circular rim. The latter has cracks as well as a broken and missing portion. The base is circular with four human figurines in a standing position which support the body. Under one of the figurines, there is some breakage and a missing piece, On the body from the inside there is a bulge with a hole meant to keep the now-lost cover tightly on.

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: limestone

Length: Width: Diameter of the mouth: 9.2 cm Diameter of the base: 7 cm Weight

Origin: Acquisition Date: Price:

Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Hawdiah

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(A Duplicate)? The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 99

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions Length: Width: Diameter of the mouth: 4.5 cm Diameter of the cover: 5 cm Weight

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of marble, consisting of a round container with Room Number breakage on three sides stretching from the upper part to the bottom. It has been restored. The rim is round with a missing portion. It rests on a round and hollow base which widens outwardly. There are two bulges with deep holesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;parts of the handles, probably. The flat base is just an extension of the body. The body of the ware has a separate round cover with bulges and two deep holes. The diameter of the cover is 5 cm. Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: marble Origin: acquired from Salim Al-Amiry Acquisition Date: 1/07/2001 Price:

Previous Location:

Height: 8 cm Thickness: Depth: 6 cm Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Shaqrah

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 96

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of marble, consisting of a container, most Room Number probably a censer. The body is round and eroded. It rests on a coneshaped base which narrows down on the upper part and widens on the lower one. The bottom is hollow and shows a triangular-shaped broken piece which was restored. On the base are three round protrusions, as well as breakage which was mended.

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Material: marble

Length: Width:

Origin: Acquisition Date: 1986 Price:

Diameter of the mouth: 8 cm Diameter of the base: 7 cm Weight:

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Height: 8.5 cm Thickness: Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Qarw

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(A Duplicate)? The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 103

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Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a cylinder-shaped container Room Number with a round rim, having small breakage. It rests on a round and hollow base which widens outwardly. On the upper part of the ware there is cylinder-like neck with round patterns. There is also a deep hole on the body. The artifact suffers from erosion and there is a layer of residue, which underscores the effects of erosion. Safe/Vault

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Material: limestone

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Origin: Aden Museum Acquisition Date:

Width: Diameter of the mouth: 9.5 cm Diameter of the base: 18.5 cm Weight

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Height: 11.5 cm Thickness: Depth: 5.5 cm Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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(A Duplicate)? The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 98

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of marble, consisting of a round-bodied crusher Room Number with a slightly prominent rim. On the rim are unevenness and minor cracks. The body rests on three bases which are decorated in grooved patterns. One of the bases is broken and missing, while the second has been broken into two parts and thereafter restored. The third is unscathed. On the body there is ornamentation which consists in vertical lines with the word X written in slanted script.

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Origin: acquired from Al-Khudr Salih Samnah Acquisition Date: 18/09/2005 Price:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums

Item number Registration Number ZM 97

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyeen Description The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a cone-shaped container that is wide in the lower part and narrow in the upper one. It has a flat base which is in fact an extension of the body. On the body are opposite prominent reliefs featuring the face of an animal. In the middle section there is a deep hole. The container also has a thick mouth.

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Origin: Aden Museum Acquisition Date: 1986 Price:

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Height: 8 cm Thickness: 6 cm Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found:

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 45

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Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a statue of human Room Number being in a standing posture. The representation is primitive. The face is quite long; the eyes and the mouth are not drawn. The hands are placed on a flat belly. The fingers are not represented and the legs are triangular shaped. The profile of the statue is refined foregrounding the details of the eyes and the legs. The statue has a rectangular frame which is part of the body of the same structure. Below the belly are two deep lines which meet at the center of the belly and the back. Safe/Vault

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Origin: Acquired from Abdellah Salih. Acquisition Date: 2005. Price:

Width: 47 cm Diameter: Diameter of the base: Weight:

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Height: 28.5 cm Thickness: 6 cm Depth: Film number Picture number Registration Number 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Yajbathan

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 47

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of limestone, consisting of a statue of human Room Number being in a standing posture. The representation is primitive. The head is in the form of a big bulge and the main facial features are represented by a prominent nose. The hands are placed on a flat belly. On the lower part of the belly are two deep lines which meet at the level of the belly and the back. The body of the statue narrows down from the bottom. The statue has a base which is part of the structure.

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Origin: Acquired from Abdellah Salih. Acquisition Date: 2005. Price:

Width: 11.5 cm Diameter: Diameter of base: Weight:

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Height: 19 cm Thickness: 4 cm Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: Jayshan

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The Republic of Yemen The General Antiquities and Museums Organization The General Administration of Museums Item number Registration Number ZM 74

Guide Number Catalogue Number Card number Dimensions Length: 25 Width: 16 cm Diameter: 6 cm Diameter of the base: Weight:

Museum Antiquities and Heritage Artifacts: A Registration and Documentation Card Museum: Zenjibar Province: Abyen Description Picture Place of Conservation The artifact is a piece of specular stone, consisting of a statute base Room Number with four corners. On the frontal part there are patterns of symbols deeply cut in slanted script. On the upper surface area there is a rectangular-shaped pit.

Safe/Vault Storage Shelf Material: specular (mica) stone Origin: Acquired from excavation works Acquisition Date: 2001. Price: Previous Location:

Height: Thickness: 8 cm Depth: Film number Picture number Registration No. 11/2/2008 Place where item was found: AtTariah, Abeen

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i. Artifacts presently in Geneva, Switzerland

Subject: Report on a visit paid to the Arts and Archeology Museum to contemplate the Yemeni antiquities which were seized by the Customsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Administration in Geneva

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Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 11:30 am This morning we set out for the Arts and Archeology Museum in Geneva where 5 items that have been previously identified by the Customs’ Administration (the Federal Customs’ Administration) in Geneva are on display. The Attorney General’s Office then issued an order to confiscate them in February in the Canton of Geneva. Three other Syrian and one Libyan antiquity artifacts were also seized. All of these artistic works were temporarily placed at the Arts and History Museum for the purpose of exhibition and study. According to the Museum Administration, the competent authorities will return the artifacts to their respective countries of origin in due time. The affair goes back to April 2013 when, during routine inspection in free-trade zones, operated by the Federal Customs’ Administration officers, nine archeological artifacts were found in the Geneva Harbor free trade area. The items are supposed to have been brought in between 2009 and 2010. Given that the records and logbooks pertaining to the nine items that were inspected were missing or did not meet all the criteria provided for by Federal Law in regard to international shipping of cultural artifacts, the Federal Customs’ Administration suspected that the items may have come from some illegal sources. In January 2015, the competent authority in the International Transportation of Cultural Artifacts contacted the Federal Office for Culture, which appointed an external expert to report on the artifacts. The expert authenticated them and underscored their cultural significance for their respective countries of origin.

According to the Museum’s staff, the artifacts are of particular importance in understanding pre-Islamic eras. They are also exceptional given their rareness and their impeccable state. They added that they know very little about the circumstances of the discovery of most Yemeni antiquities. But the plunder of the artifacts is attributable to the attractive prices in the underground market and to the political instability (in Yemen). The particulars of the five Yemeni items are as follows: 1.

A Round Table with Ornaments on the Side, featuring Bull-heads, Diamonds, Eggs, and Spears:

Its history: the item goes back to between the third century BC and the first century AD The material from which the table was made: marble

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This round table is truly exceptional and unique owing to its excellent state and to the ornaments on the side which consists of three rhino-heads or bull-heads. These figurines are placed on equidistant points. They are connected with patterns, comprising diamonds, eggs, and spears. Under the surface of the table there are three apertures behind the bull-heads, which probably served as sockets to house the table-legs. Portion of round tables were found in Tamnah, in Ibn Ben Aqeelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Fatyan) cemetery. It is believed that these tables were offering-tables used during funeral ceremonies.

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Its history: the item dates back to Fatyan Era, in the second century BC. Material from which the item was made: marble The artifact is an elaborately ornate representation of a person. It is a strikingly unscathed. It is a representation of a corpulent person. Facial features consist of large eyes in the shape of almonds and eye-brows which were originally encrusted. The small legs and bare feet stand on a sculpted platform. These statues originate from a cemetery which was probably located in the Kingdom’s capital. The sculpture, written in the very old Southern Arabic language and the language of Fatyan, reveal the first and last names of the person represented in the statue: Tbarkreeb Ibn Aghlum. The name Tbakreeb was quite common, the last name, “Aghlum” was very rare indeed; it was found only in another engraving. The style of writing suggests that it goes back to the second century before Christ. 3. And 4. Two Sculpted Tablets featuring Masks and Engravings:

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Source and History: Al-Jawf Region during the Qatian Era from the fourth to the first century BC (for tablet number 3) and the first century BC (for tablet number 4). Material from which the artifacts have been made: limestone, enhanced by red paint and marble for the eyes. The two items are part of a very rare category of sculpted funeral artifacts which originate in Al-Jawf Region. It is believed that they served as tombstones. Given that no similar items were unearthed during formal scientific excavations, it is hard to determine their chronology with any measure of precision. All faces that are sculpted in the form of masks have very specific features: the head is level; the eyes are colored (the eye sockets being incrusted with marble in these two cases). The eyebrows are prominent; the nose is triangular; the mouth is without lips; the ears are prominent; and the beard is quite long; the inscription in the old Southern Arabic language and Qatban language feature the name of the deceased. -

Tablet number 3: “Tamath”. The name is previously unknown; and there is no clue as to a more precise date for the person. Tablet number 4: “Gharem”. Though this name is known, it is quite rate for Al-Jawf Region in Yemen –there are only four other such examples. The peculiar shape of the letter þ makes it possible to assert that the tablet dates back to the first century BC.

4. A Sculpted Tablet featuring the Second Part of a Royal Decree:

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The Origin: the Kingdom of Qatyan, Mrimat, or what is known today as Hajr Al-`Ady in Wady Khreeb, between Mar’ib and Baihan. Its history: between year 50 BC and year 25 AD The material from which the artifact was made: colored limestone. The large tablet, which comprises 25 different lines and is written in the Qatayan language, is indeed unprecedented and unique. The tablet was unearthed during some “underground” excavations which were carried out in the ancient city of Mrimat. The meticulously written text was subjected to such serious damage that only the last part of a long Royal Decree was left intact. The exact number of words on the tablet has never been known, the text being uncovered for the first time on the engraved tablet. The tablet consists of the words uttered by the Qatayan King, “Shahr” –who may be either Shahr Hilal Yuhan`am, who reigned between 50 and 25 BC or Shahr Yajeel Yuharjeeb (Ibn Hufam Yuhan`am, son of Shahr Hilal Yuhan`am) who reigned during the first quarter of the first century AD. The text alludes to the original location of the tablet: “It was posted on the external walls of Yahshra`em and Hazirem palace in the city of Mrimat. The two afore-mentioned men belong to Abran clan, which is alluded to in three other texts. The exact nature of the Royal Decree and

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the ruling in favor of the clan is not very clear, given that the reasons and circumstances of the decision are provided in the first part of the text. However, it seems that the subject of the dispute was property located in Wady Wassr. The penalty for challenging the ruling was stiff, indeed: it added up to 1,000 pieces of silver, which suggests that the case was quite controversial. End of the report. First Secretary: Mohammed Abdellah Fakhir, a Member of the Delegation Second Secretary: Hassan Tahir Al-Ashwal, a Member of the Delegation

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