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Yemen, Old City of Sana'a

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Location Governorate of the capital Sana'a, Yemen
Coordinates N15 21 20 E44 12 29
Type Historic, Cultural
Date of Inscription 1986

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/385 )

Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of 2,200 m, Sana’a has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years. In the 7th and 8th centuries the city became a major centre for the propagation of Islam. This religious and political heritage can be seen in the 103 mosques, 14 hammams and over 6,000 houses, all built before the 11th century. Sana’a’s many-storeyed tower-houses built of rammed earth (pisé) add to the beauty of the site.

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Old City of Sana'a Old City of Sana'a, Bab Al-Yemen

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