Prices for meat in the Sanaa sūq were posted on a tablet from just before the unification in Yemen in 1990.
The cost of a kilo of beef back then was 40 riyals; in February, 2019 it was reported as 1,800 riyals.
Posted on the Facebook site: صور قديمة ونادرة لليمن
وادي يشبم في محافظة شبوة
My thanks to Muhammad Gerhoum for posting this on Facebook.
One of the classic Yemeni songs by ‘Alī al-Anisī is his طاب اللقا . Here is a recent remake of this classic, published by Aḥmad al-Ashwāl. For the poem by Muṭahhar al-Iryānī, click here.
For a performance by al-Anisī, click here.
صورة قديمة ونادرة جدا لمدينة تعز من الجهة الغربية … اين مر شارع 26 سبتمبر في هذا الفضاء؟
يبدو من بعيد باب موسى متحزما سور المدينة ولا شيء امامه …كما يظهر في اسفل يسار الصورة بنائين طويلين على شكل خطين متوازين لا نعرف ماهما….صدق من قال ان بعض الصور تشرح مالا يستطيع شرحه كتاب
Courtesy of Dr. Mohammed Gerhoum
One of the most impressive Yemeni sites for the culture and history of Aden and southern Yemen is alamree.net. You can literally spend hours exploring this rich site. As you can see in the above image from the main page, there is information on Aden itself, coffee and mountains in Yāfi‘ the Aden zoo and the mosque of al-‘Aydarūs. There is also a treasure trove of images and photographs on Aden, some of which are very old. More photographs and videos are also available on the Facebook site of Hussain Alamree.
Tawāhī in the 1960s
Ma‘alā sūq, 1920
Local dance in Shaykh ‘Uthmān, 1947
The Facebook site of Juan Enriquez (and reposted on the RPCV Facebook site) has an amazing graphic of the flight of an eagle, which had a solar-powered GPS, over 20 years. It clearly loved the Tihāma for its long flight.
Congratulations to Flagg Miller on the Arabic translation of his ethnographic study of cassette poetry. The English original is available here.
AIYS member Flagg Miller spoke recently in Capetown about hunger strike activism in Yemen at the Moral and Ethical Performances in Religion Conference in Capetown, South Africa..