Ancient caravan kingdoms are threatened in Yemen’s civil war
Their storied legacy—including temples built by the queen of Sheba—is entwined with the fate of modern Yemenis.
Laborers in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa rebuild a 350-year-old mud-brick residence owned by the Al Jerafi family. The city, controlled by Houthi rebels since 2014, is subject to air strikes from a coalition force led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. One attack in 2015 damaged the Al Jerafis’ home, which has been in the family for 150 years.
Photographs ByMoises Saman
Published August 4, 2022
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