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Bab al-Mandab: Between Legend and Curse

Bab al-Mandab: Between Legend and Curse

Bab al-Mandab is the fourth most important waterway for the oil trade — with 7 per cent of…
Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part III

Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part III

Inscriptions, Legends and Language-Part Three   In the previous part of this article, we listed a number of…
Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part II

Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part II

Signs of Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine in Yemen Islamic history gives us a glimpse into early practices…
Lagging Behind: The Sociology of Paternalism and its hold on Yemeni Society

Lagging Behind: The Sociology of Paternalism and its hold on Yemeni Society

Yemen’s ancient civilizations were widely recognized and were always significant. Historians recall the distinctive culture, kingdoms, and myths.…
Mohammad Al-Mujahid: The Devoted Son of an Ancient City

Mohammad Al-Mujahid: The Devoted Son of an Ancient City

If the author of the book Madinat Taiz al-Ghosn al-Nadhir fi Doha al-Tarikh al-Arabi (The City of Taiz:…
Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part I

Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part I

When books on Arab heritage discuss medical schools from the pre-Islamic era, we find that they mention in…
The Wise Ancient Poet, Al-Afwah Al-Awdi

The Wise Ancient Poet, Al-Afwah Al-Awdi

There is a Yemeni poet from pre-Islamic times, considered to be one of the first poets, who is…
What do Yemenis believe in? A Brief History of Popular Beliefs

What do Yemenis believe in? A Brief History of Popular Beliefs

Wherever human community can be found, there is a collective perception of the world that manifests in symbols…
The Modern Bahoot: Critical Reflections on the Myth of Al-Hamdi

The Modern Bahoot: Critical Reflections on the Myth of Al-Hamdi

Ibrahim al-Hamdi [1] is a name regarded with exceptional veneration in the popular memory. His name rose through…
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