Some of the first big buildings to be constructed in the Yemeni city of Shibam were built around 900.
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Ancient city of Shibam, a World Heritage Site, was largely spared by war but remains at the mercy of natural disasters.
The historic city of Chibam – thought to be home to the oldest skyscraper in the world – is now at risk of collapse due to torrential rains.
How guidebook writer Hilary Bradt fell in love with the remote island of Socotra; Hilary Bradt; iNews
Socotra is a Unesco-protected naturalist’s paradise that won over travel guide founder Hilary Bradt the instant she touched down.
Yemen’s city of Shibam is at high risk of getting collapsed due to floods and rains in the region. The city is called the ‘Manhattan of the Desert’ because of its ancient muddy skyscrapers.
Dubbed the “Manhattan of the desert” for its centuries-old skyscrapers, Yemen’s ancient city of Shibam escaped damage in the civil war — but faces collapse from disrepair amid rains and floods.
Local authorities in Yemen’s southeastern province of Hadramout have announced the start of a program to renovate dozens of decaying houses in thehistoric city of Shibam, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1982.
The distinctive brown and white residential towers of the Old City in Sanaa, Yemen, date back centuries. Amid heavy rains, floods, war and economic collapse, more than a hundred have recently seen their roofs partially collapse.
Residents call on Unesco to help preserve Yemeni city’s famous mud buildings, many dating from before the 11th century…
Recurring floods caused annually due to torrential rains threaten to finish off the destruction of UNESCO listed world heritage sites and distinctive buildings in the Yemeni capital Sanaa with their ochre brick facades and white latticework windows, experts say. Conservation efforts are already bogged down by the conflict between the Houthis and Saudi led coalition backed government and natural causes are only expediting damage that has been done by years of civil war.
Downpour damages distinctive brown and white mud brick homes in capital…
Heritage Under Threat: The Ancient Yemeni Mud City on the Verge of Collapse; Marina Makary; Scoop Empire
The Unesco-listed town of mud skyscrapers is at risk of collapse unless urgent help is provided…
Thirty years after unification, Yemen is on the verge of fragmentation as a result of armed conflicts, regional rivalries and foreign interference.