The contemporary borders are largely a product of the foreign policy goals and actions of Britain, the Ottoman Empire, and Saudi Arabia.
Postunification Yemen has been burdened by chronic corruption and economic hardship.
Martin-in-the Fields offers a spectacular display of historical London in all its glory.
Second Sunday World Conker Championship Ashton, Northamptonshire Information about the game of conkers 4th Thursday Punky Night Traditionally on this night, children in the South of England would carve their ‘Punkies’,(pumpkins) into Jack O'Lanterns.
In the ancient world, the states that occupied the area known today as Yemen controlled the supply of such important commodities as frankincense and myrrh and dominated the trade in many other valuable items, such as the spices and aromatics of Asia.
Because of its fertility as well as its commercial prosperity, Yemen was the location of a number of ancient kingdoms; for that same reason, it was known to the ancient Romans as The present Republic of Yemen came into being in May 1990, when the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) merged with the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen).
Nothing can be imagined more beautiful than the scenery of the mountains of the Yemen.
Torn into all manner of fantastic peaks, the rocky crags add a wildness to a view that otherwise possesses the most peaceful charms.
Rich green valleys, well timbered in places, and threaded by silvery streams of dancing water; sloping fields, gay with crops and wildflowers; the terraced or jungle-covered slopes,—all are so luxuriant, so verdant, that one’s ideas as to the nature of Arabia are entirely upset.
A long time ago the year was marked out with special days which marked the passing year.
These were days of celebrations where people would do things, eat things or make things which they would not normally do.