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The Old City of Shibam, aereal view

IMG16788 © Aga Khan Trust for Culture – Aga Khan Award for Architecture/Courtesy of architect /Anne De Henning (photographer)

Republic of Yemen - Biennale Architettura 2016

Republic of Yemen - Biennale Architettura 2016

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 rises out of the cliff and have given the city the nickname of ‘the Manhattan of the desert’.

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  • Title: The Old City of Shibam, aereal view
  • Creator: IMG16788 © Aga Khan Trust for Culture – Aga Khan Award for Architecture/Courtesy of architect /Anne De Henning (photographer)

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