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To List of Yemen’s War Tragedies, Add Its Ancient History

Along a narrow road in Yemen, choked by natural gas tankers and heavily armed soldiers, lies an ancient temple neglected and threatened in a nation now at war. The Awwam Temple links a region now on the front lines of the Saudi-led war against Shiite rebels to Arabia’s pre-Islamic past, a time of spice caravans and the mysterious Queen of Sheba. Experts fear the temple, as well as other historic and cultural wonders across Yemen beyond those acknowledged by international authorities,...

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