Heavy rains trigger collapse at Yemen's newly restored museum

Heavy rainshave triggered the collapse of parts of the newly restored National Museum in Yemen’s thirdcity Taez, in the latest loss to the country’s cultural heritage after years of war.Established as an Ottoman palace, then a residence for one of Yemen’s last kings, the building became a museum in 1967 but has since been bombed and its collections pilfered.It was partially restored in 2019, but a recent deluge caused the entrance hall to give way last week, with the facade and the rooms inside reduced to rubble.”One of the main entrances collapsed… as a result of the heavy rainfall which po…

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