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Manhattan of the Desert: the Old Walled City of Shibam

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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'.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site

Place/region: Shibam, Yemen, Southwest Asia
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV Sponsor: UNESCO WHC
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Rights: NHK; UNESCO TV

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