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We are starting the foundation of a new site on the internet from here, and we are in function for the construction of the establishment the structure of a site pertaining to the High-Pitched City of Shibam in both languages Arabic and English which is under the progression, and we regarding the finalization of this arrangement.
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This Ancient City of Shibam was constructed in fifth century B.C. The most important happenings (events) of this realm is Haroon Al-Rasheed Mosque including knowledge School (Mosque) of Abadiyeen which was elevated in the year 166 Hijrah.
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Wadi Hadramawt and the walled city of Shibam

The history of the South Arabian plateau is closly bound up with that of the city of Shibam, the former Hadrami capital. Situated at the meeting point of all the wadis and important as a caravan halt on the spice and incese route, Shibam enjoyed through the ages a prestige which reached as far as the east coast of Africa.

Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow,
Director-General of Unesco

Documentery film about shibam


Shibam was the world for height in the pre-Islamic Humyar language. Terms like Manhattan of the Middle East, Chicago of the Desert, and town with the worlds first skyscrapers are heard nowadays in describing this city. Contemplating the mud-brick tower houses is quite awe-inspiring. They date back some tow or three hundred years and can reach up to nine stories in height. These high-rises, whose tops are regularly white-washed with a sealant to protect against rain an erosion, require constant maintenance by their inhabitants.

Shibam is thought to have been in existence since the second century AD, and layers of history lie below the current buildings. Shibam became the capital of the Hadramawt Kingdom in the third century AD. Benefiting from the lucrative frankincense and myrrh trade, it had gained independence form the Kingdom of Saba.


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