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Yemen, Old Walled City of Shibam

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Location Hadramaut Governorate, in the Wadi Hadramaut, Seiyun District, Yemen
Coordinates N15 55 36.984 E48 37 36.012
Type Cultural
Date of Inscription 1982

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/192 )

Surrounded by a fortified wall, the 16th-century city of Shibam is one of the oldest and best examples of urban planning based on the principle of vertical construction. Its impressive tower-like structures rise out of the cliff and have given the city the nickname of ‘the Manhattan of the desert’.

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Old Walled City of Shibam Tower houses, Old Walled City of Shibam  

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