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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Old Walled City of Shibam

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DATA

Region
Arab States
Country
Yemen 
Category
Cultural
Name
Old Walled City of Shibam
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)(iv)(v)
Year of Registered
1982
Keyword
Registered in 1982, Wall, Walled City, World Heritage in Danger