Soqotra Cultural Heritage

This website is designed to give an introduction to the diversity of cultural heritage of the Soqotra Archipelago.

Soqotra is well known for its rich and unique biodiversity, and was inscribed on to the World Heritage List in 2008 because of its natural heritage.

It has become more and more apparent that the heritage of Soqotra cannot easily be separated into “natural” and “cultural” counterparts as these are inextricably linked. Further, the cultural heritage of Soqotra has been neglected in comparison with the knowledge acquired about its biodiversity.

Funded by The British Council Cultural Protection Fund, the Soqotra Heritage Project seeks to gather information about the cultural heritage of Soqotra with the ultimate aim of conserving it for the future.

Cultural Landscape

Rock Art

Cultural Sites

Language

Performance

Crafts