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16 August 2003
Pre-historic finds in Yemen cave

Archaeologists have discovered pre-historic stone arrow or spear heads alongside animal bones in a cave at Sana’a, in Al-Mazbad, Hamdan (Yemen). The Yemeni government has ordered that rapid measures are taken to protect the site and its artefacts. The General Organisation for Antiquities and Museums (GOAM) has authorised academics from Sana’a University and international experts to conduct immediate and extensive research.
     “The site was first discovered by local people who moved the bones out of the cave,” said Ahmed Shamsan, Deputy President of GOAM, “but now the cave is protected by GOAM and we expect an Italian archaeologist to help in studying the cave and bones.”

Source: Zawya (10 August 2003)

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