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-THIS PHOTO IS A LITTLE BIT SOFT FOCUS-. Yemeni dagger dance to celebrate coming of Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice). Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 18.
Dagger dance to celebrate coming of Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice). Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 18.
-THIS PHOTO IS A LITTLE BIT SOFT FOCUS-. Yemeni men dance with traditional daggers to celebrate coming of Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice). Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 18.
Young drummers playing to celebrate coming of Eid al-Adha. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 18.
Street drummers playing to celebrate coming of Eid al-Adha. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 18.
Yemeni youngs wearing daggers (Janbiya). Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 15.
Bab El Yemen market square, old city of Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 15.
Traditional daggers (Janbiya) lined up for sale. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 15. Janbiya, also spelled janbia, jambiya, and jambia, is the Arabic term for dagger, but it is generally used to describe a specific type of dagger with a short curved blade and a medial ridge.
Nut seller. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 14.
Nut seller in Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 14.
Date seller in Souq al Milh. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 14. The Souq al-Milh lies at the center of the old city.
Market in old Town. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 14.
Market stall. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 14.
Market place in front of old houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 14.
A market scene in Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 14.
Multi-storey houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17.
Narrow streets of Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 16.
Backstreets of Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 16.
A street scene. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 16.
Street scene in Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 16.
Traditional houses decorated with geometric patterns of fired bricks and white gypsum. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The walled city of Sana'a is one of the best preserved old cities in the world today. Within its partially preserved wall, Sana'a is an outstanding example of a homogeneous architectural ensemble whose design and detail illustrate an organization of space characteristic of the early centuries of Islam which has been respected over time.
Traditional multi-storey houses in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. 2005 January 17. Sana'a has a distinctive visual character due to its unique architectural characteristics, most notably expressed in its multi-storey buildings decorated with geometric patterns.
Traditional old houses. Sana’a, Yemen. 2005 January 17.
Typical tower houses in old Sana’a. Yemen. 2005 January 17.
The narrow streets in Sana'a, lined with centuries-old buildings. Yemen. 2005 January 14. Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, is the oldest inhabited place in the world. This charming city is located in a mountain valley and recognized as “the most authentic and significant examples of the extraordinary urban civilization.”
Traditional houses of Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17.
Gingerbread houses of Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17.
Unique architectural characteristics of traditional houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The houses are constructed with ashlar masonry, a type of stonework construction that involves rectangular blocks of stones. Each house is beautifully adorned with white friezes made from gypsum plaster that is applied around windows, doors, and other facades most resembling gingerbread houses.
Multi-storey buildings decorated with geometric patterns. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 16. Multi-storied buildings represent an outstanding response to defensive needs in providing spacious living quarters for the maximum number of residents within defensible city walls.
Typical multi-storey house. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. Traditional houses in Sana'a rise to as many as nine stories. The lower levels are usually built of stone, and the upper ones of lighter brick. The windows are outlined in white gypsum and have fan lights of alabaster or coloured glass held in gypsum tracery.
Multi-storey house. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The houses in the old city are of relatively recent construction and have a traditional structure and date back to more than 400 years,
Extraordinary artistic and pictorial quality of Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The houses are constructed with ashlar masonry, a type of stonework construction that involves rectangular blocks of stones. Each house is beautifully adorned with white friezes made from gypsum plaster that is applied around windows, doors, and other facades most resembling gingerbread houses.
The minarets of ancient mosques still call Muslims to prayer. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The gingerbread houses of Old Sana’a and the large gate of Bab al Yemen are extraordinary sites to see. The minarets of ancient mosques still call Muslims to prayer even at odd hours of the early mornings, afternoons, and sundown. The small alleyways lined with stones leading to the souq still fill the air with scents of sweet spices. So much of this magnificent city and its ways are palpable today as they...
Minaret and traditional old houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17.
Traditional architecture in the old city of Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The minarets of ancient mosques still call Muslims to prayer even at odd hours of the early mornings, afternoons, and sundown.
One of the world's oldest cities, and its rich history reveals itself throughout the narrow streets lined with centuries-old buildings. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 16.
The most authentic and significant examples of the extraordinary urban civilization. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of 2,200 m, Sana’a has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years. 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.
Old minaret and traditional multi-storey houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The houses and public buildings of Sana'a, which have become vulnerable as a result of contemporary social changes, are an outstanding example of a traditional, Islamic human settlement.
Old multi-storey houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The buildings demonstrate exceptional craftsmanship in the use of local materials and techniques.
Outstanding example of a homogeneous architectural ensemble. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. As an outstanding example of a homogeneous architectural ensemble reflecting the spatial characteristics of the early years of Islam, the city in its landscape has an extraordinary artistic and pictorial quality.
The gingerbread houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The stone-built ground floor houses provisions and livestock. A staircase leads to the upper floors which normally comprise, successively, a large common room, which served as a meeting room for business affairs; the divan, used exclusively for festivities and family gatherings; smaller, private living quarters; and, last, on the top floor, the mafraj, a room where men meet in the afternoon. Large windows line three walls of the room forming a...
Multi-storey buildings decorated with geometric patterns. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The lower levels are usually built of stone, and the upper ones of lighter brick. The windows are outlined in white gypsum and have fan lights of alabaster or coloured glass held in gypsum tracery.
Tower houses and mosque minaret in old Sana'a. Yemen. 2005 January 17. Old Sana'a is a unique jewel of Arab Muslim architecture and urbanism.
Mosques and multi-storey houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. Sana'a has resisted modernization and retained its historic charm. There are over 14,000 tower houses in Sana'a.
View of Sana'a cityscape. Yemen. 2005 January 17. Within its partially preserved wall, Sana'a is an outstanding example of a homogeneous architectural ensemble whose design and detail illustrate an organization of space characteristic of the early centuries of Islam which has been respected over time.
One of the world's oldest cities. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. 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.
Traditional houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The only differentiating feature of these tower-like houses is the size and number of floors (there may be as many as nine), and the quality of the ornamental and painted decoration of the windows, friezes and coping.
Multi-storey stone houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The city is characterized by storied houses, described as high rises as each house is built with five to nine stories.
The oldest inhabited place in the world. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The city is ancient, having been inhabited for more than 2,500 years, and has a rich religious heritage with 103 mosques and over 6,000 houses built before the 11th century.
Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. 2005 January 17. Sana'a has a distinctive visual character due to its unique architectural characteristics, most notably expressed in its multi-storey buildings decorated with geometric patterns.

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