Yemeni officials and the population of Socotra have received, with extreme joy, the 14th relief plane sent by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KF). It carried 75 tonnes of food and medical supplies
Francine Stone was led by chance into an unusual cave with inscrutable petroglyphs in its depths on the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean while working in Yemen as a researcher, historian, and environmental conservationist. Her academic specialty is in the early and medieval human geography of the Red Sea coast, Southern Arabia and Gulf of Aden.
Stone said, “The Indian Ocean Island of Socotra is a unique world on its surface and an astonishing legacy is to be found in its caves. Who were the ancient peoples who went deep into the Island’s darkness? What do we make of the signs –made in wonder, made in awe? - they left on those cavern walls?