Documenting Yemeni-Built Heritage at Risk

Much of Yemen’s unique heritage has been severely damaged by conflict. In response, French and Italian teams are collaborating with Yemeni authorities to document and assess urban treasures; CEFAS and Iconem will use 3D technologies to digitize and document endangered urban centers; Monumenta Orientalia will implement architectural assessments targeting classified heritage buildings.

The outstanding value of Yemen historical cities has been recognized globally with the inscription of Sana'a, Zabid and Shibam on the World Heritage List. This unique heritage has been severely damaged by conflict. As a response, French and Italian teams are collaborating with Yemeni authorities on the documentation and assessment of the urban treasures of Yemen. CEFAS and Iconem (France) will use 3D technologies to digitize and document endangered urban centers. Monumenta Orientalia (Italy) will implement detailed architectural assessments targeting classified heritage buildings.

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Location: Yemen, Middle East, Asia Organiser(s): Centre Français d’Archéologie et de Sciences Sociales (CEFAS), Iconem, Monumenta Orientalia Project partner(s): SFD, GOAM, GOPCHY Funder(s): ALIPH Funding received: $704,000 Commencement Date: 01/2022 Project Status: Active
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