Rome Assembly on Yemen Civilization and Tradition

A gathering between the Italian-Arab affiliation Assadakah, Welcome Affiliation Italy (WAI), and H.E. Asmahan Abdulhameed Al Toqi, ambassador of the Republic of Yemen, whose predominant theme was the millennial historical past of Yemeni civilization, adopted by the supply of a plaque in recognition of the ambassador’s dedication, within the diplomatic, cultural, and humanitarian fields, in addition to political was organized by the Assadakah Information Company.

The greeting of the nationwide deputy secretary of Welcome Affiliation Italy, Carlo Palumbo, was adopted by the intervention of the journalist and author Myriam Muhm, who launched the speech of the visitor of honor, and highlighted the occasions on the daybreak of Yemen tradition, well-known amongst different issues for the refined high quality of incense, a resin used since historical occasions to sanitize environments and to deal with numerous pathologies, with acknowledged anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

In historical occasions, frankincense, like myrrh, was a pure product in nice demand, which allowed many populations who settled within the southernmost a part of the Arabian peninsula to get in contact with different civilizations and arrange commerce in sources, with a substantial mutual cultural enrichment.

Yemeni land was the location of the oldest civilizations on this planet, when the Semites settled the area, within the third millennium earlier than the so-called Frequent Period. A sequence of kingdoms then flourished, notably occupying the valley of Bayhan, talked about within the Bible and the Koran, led by Bilqis, the legendary queen of Sheba. Among the many oldest buildings, the Ma’rib dam ought to be talked about – one of many engineering marvels of the traditional world.

The Romans known as these lands Arabia Felix, however the try to beat them failed miserably. Within the third century the Himjarites unified the nation, however persecutions additionally started, together with that in opposition to Christians, ordered by King Dhu Nuwas.

In 630 Islam unfold and took maintain on this area, which might characterize the historical past. Nevertheless, after regaining full freedom, Yemen has struggled to seek out lasting peace. Be that as it might, the occasions of latest years are ending in a constructive method, given {that a} means of reconciliation is underway between the assorted forces that make up the nation.

We should bear in mind the sturdy hyperlink between Yemen and Italy, which dates again to a few century and a half in the past when Lorenzo Manzoni, nephew of the well-known Alessandro (the author), arrived in Yemen as an explorer. It’s not clear whether or not it was the experiences written by Lorenzo Manzoni that stimulated those that a few years later determined to ship a staff of Italian docs to Yemen, led by Physician Cesare Ansaldi. Nevertheless, we all know for positive that if Sana’a has been declared a world heritage metropolis, it’s most definitely as a result of intervention of Pier Paolo Pasolini, writer of a well-known documentary. To recollect then the 103 mosques all constructed earlier than the eleventh century.

Nevertheless, Yemen will not be solely represented by its enchanting cities, but in addition by its pure beauties, together with the islands, reminiscent of these of the Socotra archipelago.

The intervention of H.E. Al Toqi

 “To begin with, a honest because of the individuals current for having devoted their time. Journalist and skilled on Arab affairs Myriam Muhm articulated the difficulty completely, for which I’m deeply grateful.

I might add that Yemen is a rustic well-known for its millenary historical past and historical-cultural heritage, amongst which we are able to point out probably the most vital monuments, which is town of Shibam. This historical website is taken into account one of many first fashions of civil group, particularly for the development of what we now name skyscrapers.

Shibam, was and has saved its fame for magnificent buildings, such because the capital Sana’a, ranked among the many oldest city settlements on this planet, along with Damascus and Aleppo in Syria. Within the seventh and eighth centuries, town became a middle of tradition and dissemination of Islam, and the outdated metropolis has preserved the normal spiritual and political heritage.

Additionally price mentioning is town of Zabid, a historic middle that has an essential archaeological website, because it was the capital of Yemen from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century and characterised by nice significance within the Arab and Islamic world.

One can not fail to say the tradition of Socotra, characterised by an important range when it comes to the presence of corals, which construct boundaries that give nourishment and shelter to coastal fish and different marine organisms.

Among the many historical and most essential civilizations of Yemen, there’s undoubtedly that of Saba, one of many pillars of Yemeni historical past, of which Queen Balqis talked about her story with many sacred books of Taura, along with the Koran.

“We Yemeni girls are proud to have a authorities based mostly on democracy,” concluded H.E. Al Toqi.

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