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Tuesday 4 May 2021

Floods Devastate Yemen’s Historic Tarim City

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TARIM (AFP) — Four people have died in flash floods as a result of heavy rains in Yemen’s Tarim.

The city, located in the central province of Hadramawt, is best known for its mud-brick structures and more than 360 mosques — including Al-Mehdar, which has the tallest minaret in the country.

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  • In the Yemeni desert, in Wadi Hadramawt, is the ancient, earthen-walled city of Shibam, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982. It has been called the Manhattan of the desert for its tall earthen houses. The city, built in the 16th century, is one of the oldest examples of urban planning based on the principle of vertical construction.

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