Category Archives: Yemen
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.
Acting Minister of Tourism Ahmed al-Aliee called on the UNESCO’s World Heritage Protection Committee and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) to put pressure on the Saudi-Emirati aggression coalition to stop the sabotage and destructive actions carried out by it in the Socotra Archipelago.
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.
In earlier days people used to live in mud houses. Although those houses were of one storey, you would be surprised to know that there is a city where there are more than 500 skyscrapers made from mud. These buildings are nothing short of miracles because neither rain nor storms have any effect on them.
The new book The Art of Earth Architecture explores one of the oldest—and most ecologically sensitive—building techniques.
Remote and isolated, the Socotra archipelago is often described as the “most alien-looking place on Earth.” The islands, part of Yemen, are scattered in the Arabian Sea, with Socotra, the largest island, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But while once a discerning destination for hardcore adventure tourists, visitor numbers have dwindled since the outbreak of the Yemeni civil war in 2015. Browse this gallery and get an idea of what this unworldly island looks like.