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Old Walled City of Shibam. ©Aneta Ribarska 2012
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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’.

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Place/Country: Shibam, Yemen
Type: Travelogue
Production: Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc (TBS), producer. Sony corporation, co-producer ; UNESCO WHC, co-producer.
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