Shibam highrises and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

whitewave

Well-known member
Messages
1,116
Reactions
3,286
Since wells in desert areas were a hotly contested feature, many residents just enclosed the wells (and cisterns) so not being able to see them on a map doesn't necessarily mean there weren't any-just that they're inside.
17210
17211
17212

17213
17214
 

ISeenItFirst

Well-known member
Messages
561
Reactions
1,087
As well, the families lived in upper levels and they kept livestock on lower levels. The had upper level connections so that they could move from building to building, confounding their attackers.

At least, that is what I read.
 
Top