In 2008, a team of the University of Pisa, within the activities of the CASIS project, catalogued part of the collection. Photos are courtesy of the National Museum of Aden.
Photos are courtesy of the National Museum of Aden.
Its huge collection of antiquities had to comprise some 500 pieces, especially from the kingdoms of Qataban, Awsan and Hadramawt: statues, alabaster stelae, incense burners.
The museum also has a great number of inscriptions on stela bases from the temple of Mahram Bilqis in Marib, and a collection of bronze objects, including statuettes of lions, lamps and small vessels.
Unfortunately, after the civil war in 1994, many of these objects got lost, stolen or destroyed.