Since 1994 Holger Hitgen is working for the DAI in Yemen.
took part in excavations as a field director at the cemetery of the Awam temple
(1997-1998), on the Jabal al-'Awd (since 1998) and in the Wadi Gufaina (2003).
scientific interest is focusing on questions of the archaeology of the historic periods, the history of art and on the contacts of South Arabia to the Mediterranean world.
See a film clip with an interview with Holger Hitgen and Ricardo Eichmann talking about their work at Marib ( Die Archäologen Holger Hitgen und Ricardo Eichmann über die Bedeutung von Marib ).