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FM mourns martyrdom of president al-Sammad
[24 April 2018]
UN Secretary-General condoles on death of President Al-Sammad
[24 April 2018]
Speech Leader of the Revolution Abdulmalik Badradean al-Houthi
[24 April 2018]
Yemeni Defense Council announces state alert
[23 April 2018]
ICRC leaves Taiz after its member killed
[21 April 2018]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Three citizens killed in Saudi airstrikes in Saada
[24 April 2018]
5killed, wounded by raid, 10 missiles launch in Sadaa
[24 April 2018]
5coalition warplanes hit Sanaa
[24 April 2018]
31killed¡ injured by a raid on Petrol station in Hajjah
[24 April 2018]
Three coalition warplanes hit Hodiedah
[23 April 2018]
 
  Reports
WHO: Diphtheria outbreak kills 84 in Yemen
[03 April 2018]
UNICEF: Nearly 2 million children now out of school in Yemen
[27 March 2018]
Army carries heavy losses in enemy ranks, it's mercenaries
[18 March 2018]
Saudi-US aggression war jet launch 26 raids on number of Yemeni provinces
[17 March 2018]
Report: Dozens of Saudi soldiers, mercenaries killed in military operations over past 48 hours
[12 March 2018]
 
  International
Yemen’s Supreme Political Council condemns martyrdom of president al-Sammad
[24 April 2018]
Human Rights Ministry condemns assassination of ICRC staffer
[22 April 2018]
FM meets IOM official
[21 April 2018]
FM welcomes any proposals leading to serious, comprehensive peace
[21 April 2018]
Deputy FM meets Director of UN envoy's office in Sanaa
[21 April 2018]
  About Yemen
The Ruins of Baraqish Ancient City.
[10/October/2004] Yemen has got large number of archeological sites on top of which the ruins of ancient cities. Baraqish is one of the most famous ancient city in the northern part of Yemen.

Located in the semi-arid area on the road to Hazm Al-Jawf some 125 km from Sana'a.It stands on top of a lofty hill with a magnificent castle sealed off by a highly fortified wall, some parts are still seen in good condition. The wall has 57 towers.

Baraqish was the old capital of the Ma'een state , then it had become a religious
center after the Ma'eenis had shifted their political capital to Qarnau. The Old scriptures stated that Baraquish's wall had been rebuilt in 450BC by the Sabeans.

The most striking feature of the city is the ruins of the temple, located in the southern part of the city. The temple reflects the dominant form of architecture used by the Ma'eenis and consists of 16 columns and beams..

Archeologists believe that this was the Athter Temple, the Morning Star or Venus, Goddess of love. There is another temple in the center of the city but only 4 columns can be seen.
Many inscriptions can be found on the city wall's faced. The city was inhabited unit the1960s.
There are further historical sites dating back to the Ma'een dynasty in Majzer district not far from Baraqish: to the west Ahqaf and Duroub Al-Sabi and, to the east, the site of Kharbat Al-Lisan..

From a point on the northern side of Balaq Mountain, overlooking Wadi Dhanah, one can see the two gates of the Great Dam, the lake of the new dam and the ruins of the old canals.

Far a way, one can see the Dhanah Valley Delta or Valley of Sheba', historically Known as the Land of two Heavens'. The road stretches to the Balaq mountain passing by the northern
gate of the Great Dam.

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UPDATED ON : Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:52:30 +0300