3 Likes

Ancient town Thilā with water reservoir - Yemen
Yemen

Thula is a historical town located 45 kilometers to the northwest of Sana'a. The city is famous for its archeology and Al-Ghurab Mountain which is 2350 meters above sea level. In a precaution against invasion, the city was surrounded by a wall extending for two thousand meters. Entry to the city in through seven gates: Bab Al-Mishraq, Bab Al-Salam, Bab Al-Hadi, Bab Al-Faradhah, Bab Al-Mahamid, Bab Al-Meniah and Bab Al-Hisn. There are four barracks separating every gate from the other. The city contains over 25 mosques. http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/1719/

View More »

Copyright: Sergej esnault
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9442x4721
Chargée: 16/02/2010
Mis à jour: 19/09/2014
Affichages ::

...


Tags: thula; kawkaban; hababah; arabic; yemen; cistern; architecture; ancient; historical; sergej; esnault; water; reservoir; unesco
comments powered by Disqus

Sergej Esnault
Ancient cistern in Ḩabābah - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
View from Zakatin - 3 000 metres above sea level - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Plateau Bukre Area 3000 metres above sea level - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Dar al Hajar or Rock Palace in Wādī Ḑahr - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Mehdi Dome and Sailah in Barrum Quarter - old Sana'a - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Interior of traditional room in Sana'a Nights Hotel - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
View from the roof of the city Sana`a at night - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Al-Fulayhi Quarter in Sana'a - Yemen
Stefan Geens
Sana'a: View from a rooftop at sunset
Stefan Geens
Tin suq, Sana'a, Yemen
Stefan Geens
Spice suq, Sana'a, Yemen
Stefan Geens
Bread suq, Sana'a, Yemen
Zoran Strajin
Bazzar, Old City, Jerusalem
Victor Orlovsky
Dorset. Lulworth. Durdle Door Sunset
Victor Orlovsky
Bulgaria. Strange Gate Cave
Franck Masschelein
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (#1)
Konrad Łaszczyński
Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca entrance
Victor Orlovsky
Italy. Venice. Piazza San-Marco #05
Zoran Strajin
Tomb of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jerusalem
Victor Orlovsky
Italy. Piza. Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta #03
Victor Orlovsky
Bulgaria. Sunset In The Forest #02
Alexey Ermakov
Bolshoi na vinose
Matthias Kunze
Die Lamsenspitze in den Wolken
Marin Giurgiu
Côté Saint-Martin, Valence, France
Sergej Esnault
Zagreb cathedral in the evening - Croatia
Sergej Esnault
Modry kostolik bratislava slovakia
Sergej Esnault
Vršatecké Podhradie z Vršateckých brál - Slovakia
Sergej Esnault
Privát Spiš - interiér - Spišská Nová Ves - Slovakia
Sergej Esnault
Live opera on the square - Vienna - Austria
Sergej Esnault
Central market place Dolac in Zagreb - Croatia
Sergej Esnault
In the middle of the Colonnade - Kazanska Cathedral - Sankt Peterburg - Russia
Sergej Esnault
Old cemetery on Peksowy Brzyzek - Zakopane - Poland
Sergej Esnault
Jieyin Dian temple - Mount Emei - Sichuan - China
Sergej Esnault
Sunset from Preikestolen over Lysefjorden - Norway
Sergej Esnault
Dar al Hajar or Rock Palace in Wādī Ḑahr - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Lighthouse Mean-Ruz near Ploumanach - Bretagne - France
More About Middle East

Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.Text by Steve Smith.