Almotamar.net - Competent authorities at Sana'a International airport have on Sunday foiled an attempt to smuggle 38 rare Yemeni historical manuscripts spotted in possession of a Qatari lady prior to her departure of Sana'a sir space. The event happened to coincide with the second day of the 1st Exhibition for photos of rare Qur'an manuscripts organised by the Ministry of Culture in Yemen to inform researches and those interested people in the importance of treasures relating of the valuable and rare manuscripts.
Security men at Sana'a International Airport have stopped the Qatari lady and found with her, in addition to the manuscripts. 4 clay vessels and a dagger whose date belongs to Islamic ages.
Yemeni mews age3ncy quieted director of antiquities office at the airport Ali al-Muhsini as saying the seized objects include Islamic historical manuscripts of different sizes and most of them have decorated leather covers and some of them are gilded in addition to manuscripts written by hand by a big number of Yemeni scholars.
Director of antiquities office at the airport praised the efforts of the airport security authorities, stressing t the same time the importance of enlightening the people and informing them on the importance of those manuscripts as being heritage of the Yemeni civilisation and history and must be preserves and protected and to inform concerned authorities on any smuggling operation or selling of such manuscripts as it is a crime punishable by the law.
On his part the director of the airport security authority said the woman was sent to prosecution of antiquities for completion interrogation with her after the legal preliminary investigations with her usually dome at the Sana'a airport. According to news by the Yemeni news agency on results of preliminary investigations it mentioned that the Qatari lady said she had been gathering manuscripts since 2006 and that she had bought them for $8 thousand.
The national delegation confirmed on Sunday its keenness on the success of the Yemeni consultations in Kuwait under the auspices of the United Nations.
This came during a joint session between the national delegation and Riyadh’s delegation in the presence of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
At the session, the UN Secretary-General asserted that the position of the international community is clear, which is that the conflict should stop and Yemen should return to the path of political transition.
Ban Ki-moon expressed his optimism for the recent release of prisoners and detainees, urging the parties to release all prisoners as a goodwill initiative before the Eid al-Fitr.
The Saudi aggression and its mercenaries continued to breach the ceasefire during the past hours in several provinces, a military official said Saturday.
The Saudi warplanes flew on the skies of the Capital, Amran, Sana'a, Mareb, Jawf, Sa'ada, Dhalea and Taiz provinces. At the same time, the Riyadh's hirelings pounded al-Ghail district in Jawf with artillery shells.
The Saudi-led war jets waged on Thursday four raids on scattered areas in al-Qabitah district of Lahj province, killing a citizen from the district, a military official said.
The official pointed out that the aggression’s warplanes and its mercenaries continued to breach the ceasefire during the past 24 hours in a number of provinces in the country.
The hostile war jets waged two raids on Maswara area and Nehm district in Sana’a province, two others on Serwah district of Mareb province and another one on al-Saqiyah area in al-Masloub district in Jawf province, he said.