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Yemen (145) Ta’izz
Yemen (145)Ta’izz

13° 34′ 10″ N, 44° 0′ 38″ E

Taiz (Arabic: Ta’izz‎‎) is a city in the Yemeni Highlands, near the famous Mocha (Moka or Mokka) port on the Red Sea, lying at an elevation of about 1,400 m above sea level. It is the capital of Taiz Governorate. It is the third largest city in Yemen after the capital Sana’a and the southern port of Aden. When Yemen was at peace, it was considered to be the cultural capital of Yemen.

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In 130 the Jewish quarter was established in the city. Taiz was ruled by Turan-Shah, the older brother of Saladin, after he had conquered Yemen in 1173. Turan-Shah built the citadel on the hill overlooking the old city. The second Rasulid King, Almaddhafar, established Taiz as the second capital of the Rasulid Dynasty after Zabid. Taiz remained a walled city until 1948 when Imam Ahmed made it the second capital of Yemen, allowing for expansion beyond its fortified wall. The city has many old and beautiful quarters, with houses that are typically built with brown bricks, and mosques are usually white. Most famous among the mosques are the Ashrafiya, the Muctabiya and the Mudhaffar.

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Yemen (038)
Yemen (038)

16° 11′ 3″ N, 43° 42′ 7″ E

Aden is a port city in Yemen, located by the eastern approach to the Red Sea (the Gulf of Aden), some 170 km east of Bab-el-Mandeb. Aden’s ancient, natural harbour lies in the crater of a dormant volcano which now forms a peninsula, joined to the… [Per saperne di più]

Sana’a

Yemen (014) Sana’a
Yemen (014)Sana’a

15° 21′ 18″ N, 44° 12′ 52″ E

Sana’a is the largest city in Yemen and the centre of Sana’a Governorate. The city is not part of the Governorate, but forms the separate administrative district of “Amanat Al-Asemah”. Under the Yemeni constitution, Sana’a is the capital of the… [Per saperne di più]

Shibam

Yemen (071) Shibam
Yemen (071)Shibam

15° 55′ 37″ N, 48° 37′ 34″ E

Shibam (often referred to as Shibam Hadhramaut) is a town in Yemen. It is the seat of the Shibam District in the Hadhramaut Governorate. It is famous for its mudbrick-made high-rise buildings. The first known inscription about the city dates from… [Per saperne di più]

Thula

Yemen (180) Thula
Yemen (180)Thula

15° 34′ 29″ N, 43° 54′ 5″ E

Dating to the Himyarite period, the town of Thula is very well preserved and includes traditional houses and mosques. Archaeological investigation discovered Sabaean period ruins with massive stone architecture beneath the Himyarite. Thula is one… [Per saperne di più]

Wadi Hadramawt

Yemen (103) Wadi Hadramout
Yemen (103)Wadi Hadramout

15° 29′ 15″ N, 48° 20′ 10″ E

Narrowly, Hadhramaut (Hadhramout, Hadramawt or Ḥaḍramūt) refers to the historical Qu’aiti and Kathiri sultanates, which were in the Aden Protectorate overseen by the British Resident at Aden until their abolition upon the independence of South… [Per saperne di più]

Yemen

Yemen (014) Sana’a
Yemen (014)Sana’a

Yemen: The Republic of Yemen (ﺍﻟﺠﻤﻬﻮﺭﯾّﺔ اليمنية) in the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia was between 2200 BC and the 6th century AD part of several kingdoms like the Sabaean one. Islamic caliphs began in the 7th century to control the area.… [Per saperne di più]