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The Madrasa al-Shamsiya and its Role in Community Awareness in the Mid-twentieth Century

In early Islamic history, in addition to their religious role, mosques served as important learning centers. Education took place in…

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Notes on the Cultural Scene in Yemen

 On the meaning of culture In Yemen, when talking about culture, one often thinks about literature, journalism, music and visual…

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“Yemen Used To Be”

There is no present without the past, and there will be no fruitful future if its seeds are not planted…

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Philosophical and Technical Shortcomings in the Yemeni Novel

Over the past seven years, Yemen has witnessed social and political revolutions – and also a literary one. According to…

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SPACES at Basement: Training Youth to Influence Social Issues

A series of debates, entitled ‘Analyze, discuss, and debate’, held by the Basement Cultural Foundation in Sana’a, continues for the…

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The End of the Stone Age in Yemen: Stone Monuments and Desert Kites | Part Five

Agriculture and pastoralism changed the lives of ancient Yemeni communities. In the fifth millennium BC, many Yemeni people moved to…

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The Suit and The Agal The Musical Career of Abu Bakr Salem

The musical career of Abu Bakr Salem Belfkih (1939 – 2017) paints an exceptional picture, not only of Yemeni and…

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The cultural legacy of the Neolithic in Yemen | Part Four

A scientific research from five parts published by Al-Madaniya magazine

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Prehistoric Yemen: Shamanism and Art during the Stone Age in Yemen | Part Three

A scientific research piece to be published over the next five months in our magazine.

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The Yemeni Agate

“Every intoxicant is forbidden, but that of Yemeni agate.” Jaber Ahmad Rizk, poet 1842 – 1902

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