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Yemen Heritage Series - Old City of Sana'a


Language: عربى, subtitles Eng

Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of 2,200 m, the Old City of Sana'a is defined by an extraordinary density of rammed earth and burnt brick towers rising several stories above stone-built ground floors, strikingly decorated with geometric patterns of fired bricks and white gypsum. The ochre of the buildings blends into the bistre-colored earth of the nearby mountains. Within the city, minarets pierce the skyline and spacious green bustans (gardens) are scattered between the densely packed houses, mosques, bath buildings and caravanserais


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Place/region: Sana'a, Yemen, North Africa
Type: Documentary
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Participant: Somaya Gamal
Publisher: UNESCO Doha
Coproducer/sponsor: Eurpean Union; RNW Media
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Rights: UNESCO Doha
 

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-2020-03-16-000530-FUDOH-HD
Rights holder: UNESCO
Addicional info: There is also a version w/o logo