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Ancient mummies rot as Yemen war vexes even the dead

Famine and disease haunt the living, but not even the dead are spared the calamities of Yemen's two-year-old civil war. Ancient mummies are withering away in a major museum for lack of electricity and preservative chemicals from abroad - a sign that the conflict is harming not only the country's present and future but also its rich past. The dozen spindly corpses, curled into the fetal position or swaddled in baskets, belong to a lost pagan civilization around 2 1/2 millennia ago - long before the advent of Islam.…