Monday, August 23, 2010

Hirtory of Yemen

Yemen has fascinated many travelers during the last centuries. the country of Queen Saba has been for centuries the center of civilization Although the doors remained closed for sometime to the outside world, the modern Yemen gives you the opportunity to discover its much historical places specially after the re-unification that made Yemen fully opened to tourism. Confident of its prestigious past the tourist may use this recent opportunity because of its tremendous possibilities Yemen can offer such as discoveries of cultural and architectural and discoveries of landscapes and historical places.
The ancient history of the Yemeni kingdoms can be divided into two main periods.the first begins B.C. and the second begins A.D. until the European invasion of Yemen before Islam .
There are three kingdoms famous of Yemeni ancient kingdoms  MA'AIN, SHEBA and HEMIAR.
the Islam has come into Yemen within the prophet Mohamed life and within the Persian Governor of Yemen of Batham.
the modern history of Yemen begins in 1918 when north yemen gained independence from the ottoman empire. north yemen became republic in 1962, but it was not until 1967, that the british Empire, which had set up a protective areaaround the southern part of Aden in the 19th century, wirhdrew from what became south Yemen . In 1970, the southern government adopted a communist governmental system . The two countries were formally united as the Republic of Yemen on May 22, 1990.