WADI HADRAMAUT: SURVEY OF DOCUMENTARY SOURCES

The Wadi documentary sources on the archaeological and architectural cultural heritage are being analysed, recorded and in part reproduced. Similar studies being carried out in Sana’a on the whole Yemen.

 

WADI HADRAMAUT: TERRITORIAL INVENTORY OF TOWNS AND VILLAGES

Inventory of historical sites made up of small towns and many villages in central Wadi and secondary ones is was carried out. The operators who are trained and led by Memar’s teachers are recording and documenting the sites, which are first recognised on the cartography at a scale of 1:25.000, with pictures and sketches. It is essentially concerning the inventory of URBAN and AGRICULTURAL SITES, even though some cases of actual "emerging landmarks" are met, the have been, will be recorded whether as single complexes or as single monuments.

 

Towns, Villages, Archaeological Sites, Complexes and Monuments

912 CULTURAL LANDMARKS

 


3 TOWNS: Tarim - Shibam - Saiun

VIEW FROM ABOVE OF THE CITY OF SAIUN

 

392 VILLAGES

THE VILLAGE OF RIBAT IN WADI DAW’AN


65 QUBBES

QUBBA OF AHMED BIN ZIN IN
THE VILLAGE OF AL HAUTA


7 MAUSOLEUMS

MAUSOLEUM OF THE PROPHET HUD IN
WADI MASILA


106 MOSQUES

 

MOSQUE OF HUWAIRA IN WADI DAW’AN


TERRITORIAL INVENTORY OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Inventory of archaeological sites is being defined. The operatives who are trained and led by Memar’s teachers have recorded and documented the known sites with photos and sketches.

 


123 ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

 

 

TOMBS IN A NECROPOLIS NEAR
AL MASHHAD

MUSEUM of SAIUN


INVENTORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT

The study aims at the placement of historical sites within their natural and agricultural context, emphasising the problems caused by the recent construction, which is in conflict with the local tradition.

 


182 SIQAYA

SIQAYA NEXT TO THE VILLAGE OF HAUTAT SULTANA

 

GPS

The position of the archaeological and historical sites was determined in the field using the Global Positioning System; in the office they were positioned on cartographic sheets and then inserted into the GIS named GEOSEM-Hadramaut. The latter operation functioned also as a test of the accuracy of the data collected in the field: villages (about 400), archaeological sites (about 130), monuments and complexes (about 120).

 


PHOTO

The pictures, completed with captures, point-of-view and univocal code, have been divided in the following categories:

 

Villages, Cities, Archaeological Sites, Complexes & Monuments

About 7.500 colour digital-pictures have been taken. After appropriate treatment, 5.708 images have been associated to the relative filecards.


PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT in wadi Hadramaut: Nikon 990, Kodak 290 digital cameras and Canon digital Video Camera MV3.

 

The characteristics of the satellite image


Shibam

 

Download Project (PDF)

                       

 

Realization of the Territorial Cataloguing Project

Technical/managerial personnel

The work team is without doubt qualified for its commitment on a domestic as well as international level in the range of territorial inventory. We include, here, only professional qualifications, the role in the project, and highlights of domestic and international experience, while for a more detailed account of the individual consultants see their Resumés.

Technical and scientific Direction for the GOAMM: dr. Yusuf Abdullah

Co-ordination for the World Bank: dr. Gianni Brizzi

General manager MEMAR MONTEASSEGNI: Francesco Lavecchia

On-the-spot data collecting and surveys have been effectuated by an interdisciplinary team (architects, archaeologists, engineers, informatics experts) of four different nationalities (4 italians, 1 tunisian, 1 jordanian and 6 yemenites).

Support to the Project co-ordination: dr. Mohamed Al Halabi

The project’s languages are: english, arabic and italian

Regular Staff

  1. Federico Ranuzzi record catalogue expert/ database
  2. Luigi Maggioletti digital images
  3. Stéphane Niepceron editing / training
  4. Maelia Carera logistic support / translations
  5. Donatella Ferraroni cartographer
  6. Annalisa Terenziani cartographer

International Consultants

  1. Paolo M. Costa archaeologist
  2. Mathieu Julien architect/ architecture documentation
  3. Ghenoua Lahbib archaeologist/ database in Arabic
  4. Ridha Ben Abdessalem engineer/ survey
  5. Mariateresa Frisina archaeologist / survey on the field
  6. Enrico Galoppini archivist / translations
  7. Moh’d Abu Aysheh survey on the field
  8. Mohamed Badrane Brahim engineer/ basic computer technology
  9. Marco Musmeci architect / survey on the field
  10. Dante Bonezzi architect / GIS
  11. Edward Toaques translator
  12. Jonathan Mills archaeologist / translator
  13. Andrea Bonezzi translator
  14. Gabriella Bonezzi translator
  15. web site by MGPMSOFT

Local Consultants:  SANA’A

Mohamed Al Halabi [archaeologist]
Hanan Al Dali [archaeologist]
Khalida Al Yafeli [archaeologist]
Jamila Al Dily [archaeologist]
Hamad Shamsan [archaeologist]
Mohammad Othman [archaeologist]
Madiha Rachad [archaeologist]
Amat Al Bary [archaeologist]

Local Consultants:  SAIUN

Hussein Alaidarous [archaeologist]
Hasan Eideed [archaeologist]
Abdulrahman Al Saqqaf [archaeologist]
Abdulla Al Saqqaf [architect]
Aboobaker Eideed - Abed Algader [agronomist]
Husain Alhady [archivist]


Home