Tag: YE – Old Walled City of Shibam

Yemen’s ancient, soaring skyscraper cities; Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey; BBC

Photo: Davor Lovincic

Constructed using natural materials, Yemeni high-rises are superbly sustainable and perfectly suited to the hot and dry Arabian desert climate.

Source: Yemen’s ancient, soaring skyscraper cities

An ancient city is on the brink of collapse due to the weather; AccuWeather

Some of the first big buildings to be constructed in the Yemeni city of Shibam were built around 900.

Source: An ancient city is on the brink of collapse due to the weather

In Pictures: Yemen’s ‘Manhattan of the Desert’ risks collapse; Al Jazeera

Ancient city of Shibam, a World Heritage Site, was largely spared by war but remains at the mercy of natural disasters.

Source: In Pictures: Yemen’s ‘Manhattan of the Desert’ risks collapse

Yemen’s Historic UNESCO-Listed City of Shibam to Go Renovation; Al Bawaba

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.

Source: Yemen’s Historic UNESCO-Listed City of Shibam to Go Renovation | Al Bawaba

Ancient city that hosts 500 years old mud skyscrapers; Orissa Post

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.

Source: Ancient city that hosts 500 years old mud skyscrapers – OrissaPOST

The ‘Manhattan of the Desert’: Shibam, Yemen’s Ancient Skyscraper City; Arch Daily

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World’s oldest high-rise metropolis still standing in civil war-torn Yemen; EFE EPA

A 16th-century walled city in Yemen remains the World’s oldest metropolis to use vertical construction and is famous for its 600 adobe-built medieval skyscrapers, seven or eight stories high, as witnessed by these images released by an EPA photographer.

Source: World’s oldest high-rise metropolis still standing in civil war-torn Yemen

This 2,000-year-old city in Yemen is known as the ‘Manhattan of the desert’; Finn MacLeod; ArchDaily

Photo credit: Flickr/ Najeeb Musallam

The nearly 2,000-year-old city of Shibam presents one of earliest and most perfect examples of rigorous planning based on vertical construction.

Source: This 2,000-year-old city in Yemen is known as the ‘Manhattan of the desert’

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