Shibam or officially the 'Old Walled City of Shibam' is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Surrounded by a fortified wall, the 16th-century city of Shibam is one of the oldest and best examples of urban planning based on the principle of vertical construction. Its impressive tower-like structures rise out of the cliff and it is often referred to as ‘the Chicago or Manhattan of the desert’.

 

"Of the 3 different day trips I made from Sanaa, the one to Shibam and Kawkaban left the fondest memories. Shaibam which had been the capital of Yemen between 845 to 1004 AD was a busy, interesting place with homes built into the rocks and a fine mosque, but it was the climb up and visit to Kawkaban I really enjoyed. Built as a fortress retreat for Shibam in times of trouble, it was located on a large rocky outcrop, its only gate still being locked at night. I found being there an intriguing experience and the magnificent views one got of the surrounding valley certainly made the climb worthwhile." - MH 

Shibam, 1984

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  • All items are produced from original paintings by Martyn Hanks.

    Prints: Size is A4 (8.27" x 11.69"/210 x 297mm). Printed onto high quality 245gsm fine art watercolour paper to give the print an authentic look and feel. Supplied in a textured off white mount size 12" x 16" (305 x 406mm), backed and sealed in a clear cellophane wrap and delivered in a protective carton to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.

    Cards: Size 7" X 5"/178 x 127mm. Packaged in a clear cellophane wrap with a top quality 150gsm self-seal white envelope.