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Shibam in Yemen is often called "the oldest skyscraper city in the world" or "the Manhattan of the desert", and is one of the oldest and best examples of urban planning based on the principle of vertical construction. The city has some of the tallest mud buildings in the world, with some of them over 30 meters (100 feet) high.

Shibam in Yemen is often called "the oldest skyscraper city in the world" or "the Manhattan of the desert", and is one of the oldest and best examples of urban planning based on the principle of vertical construction. The city has some of the tallest mud buildings in the world, with some of them over 30 meters (100 feet) high.

صـــــــــور من قصــور يافــع - منتديات يافع نيوز

صـــــــــور من قصــور يافــع - منتديات يافع نيوز

The world's first skyscrapers were made from clay over 500 years ago. Many of these long standing ancient relics are under fire.

The world's first skyscrapers were made from clay over 500 years ago. Many of these long standing ancient relics are under fire.

May the coastlands rejoice in the Lord.

May the coastlands rejoice in the Lord.

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مدينة زبيد

مدينة زبيد

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