Tag: YE – Old City of Sana’a

Urban Development Destroys the Ancient City of Sana’a; Al Bawaba

Photo: AlBawaba

Investigation by: Noura Al-Thafiri

Source: Urban Development Destroys the Ancient City of Sana’a | Al Bawaba

UNESCO project aims to save Sanaa’s historic mud brick towers; PRI

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.

Source: UNESCO project aims to save Sanaa’s historic mud brick towers

Historic houses in Sanaa’s Old City on brink of collapse after heavy rains; Middle East Eye

Residents call on Unesco to help preserve Yemeni city’s famous mud buildings, many dating from before the 11th century…

Source: Historic houses in Sanaa’s Old City on brink of collapse after heavy rains

Photos: After war, floods now threaten Yemen’s UNESCO heritage sites; Hindustan Times

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.

Source: Photos: After war, floods now threaten Yemen’s UNESCO heritage sites – world-news – photos | Hindustan Times

Unesco-listed Old Sana’a houses collapse as heavy rains hit Yemen; Devadasan KP; Reuters

Downpour damages distinctive brown and white mud brick homes in capital…

Source: Unesco-listed Old Sana’a houses collapse as heavy rains hit Yemen

UNESCO Mobilizes Funds and Expertise to Safeguard Yemen’s Cultural Heritage; Unesco

Source: UNESCO Mobilizes Funds and Expertise to Safeguard Yemen’s Cultural Heritage

Yemen calls on UNESCO to save Old City of Sanaa; Middle East Monitor

Source: Yemen calls on UNESCO to save Old City of Sanaa

Old Sana’a, an endangered UNESCO heritage site; Al Arabiya/AFP

Photo: AFP

To see Sana’a’s Old City for the first time is like “a vision of a childhood dream world of fantasy castles,” a visitor once remarked, but official neglect and unruly construction are threatening to destroy that magic.

Source: Old Sana’a, an endangered UNESCO heritage site | Al Arabiya English

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