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Looted Artifacts Confiscated at Yemen Airport
Thursday, March 07, 2013
SANA’A, YEMEN—Some 1,500 artifacts were confiscated at Sana’a International Airport by customs officials between 2006 and 2012. The recovered objects will be sent to the National Museum, where they will be displayed in a special show after they have been studied. Ibrahim Abdulla Hadi, secretary general of the museum, hopes that the exhibition will help to raise awareness about Yemen’s cultural heritage and encourage local people to inform the authorities when they learn of looting or smuggling activity.
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