Yemen's Ancient Mud Skyscraper City

Centuries before the modern age of skyscrapers dawned in Chicago and New York, the Middle East had its own skyscraper city. Rising out of the desert in the South Arabian Peninsula, ancient high-rise apartment buildings made of mud meet the eye...
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Centuries before the modern age of skyscrapers dawned in Chicago and New York, the Middle East had its own skyscraper city. Rising out of the desert in the South Arabian Peninsula, ancient high-rise apartment buildings made of mud meet the eye...

Some might assume it to be a mirage. Rising out of the desert in the South Arabian Peninsula, ancient high-rise apartment buildings made of mud meet the eye. Centuries before the modern age of skyscrapers dawned in Chicago and New York, the Middle East had its own skyscraper city – the oldest on earth. This is Shibam in Yemen, a place thought to have existed since the 2nd century AD.

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