National Museum of Sana’a

Consists of the four-story building including artifacts of a Yemeni Imam, artifacts from Marib, ancient Kingdoms of Yemen and artificat from the Islamic States era

Sana’a, Yemen

Coordinates: 15.355900, 44.206300

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The National Museum is not just one of the largest museums in the region, it is also one of the best. The breathtaking collection of figurines, statues and artifacts from the Saba and Hadramawt kingdoms greets visitors on the first floor while the second is dedicated to the medieval Islamic period. The well-curated galleries present an incredible range of history while providing an outstanding introduction to the country’s history, culture and people. In addition, you can visit the Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts.

The Museum recently moved to a nearby building called Dar Al-Sada (Palace of Happiness). The relocation was made to the newly renovated Palace because it offers the necessary space to accommodate the increasing number of artifacts throughout Yemen’s history. It’s a place that gives you an overview of how Sana’a came to be, how it has survived the several dynasties that ruled over it, and why the skyscrapers still stand tall today as they did centuries ago. It is located near Qubbat al-Mutawakkil Mosque dome in Al-Tahreer Square in the city center.

The Museum housed over 30 thousand antiquity pieces as per 2007


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By Bernard Gagnon – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

By Ljuba brank – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

By Ljuba brank – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

By Ljuba brank – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

By Ljuba brank – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

By Ljuba brank – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,