Yemen

Sana’a, the Ancient Capital of Yemen

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Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of 2,200 meters, Sana’a is the capital of Yemen. The old city of Sana’a has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1986 and the reasons for this are clear. The city has 103 mosques, 14 hammams and over 6,000 houses, all built before the 11th century AD. These multi-storied tower-houses, built of rammed earth (pisé) and delicately decorated, are home to approximately 50,000 people. The main souk in Sana’a is the Suq al-Milh. Although the souk’s name means Salt Market, a wide...

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