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Thursday, July 14, 2016

YEMEN - Old Walled City of Shibam

"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 have given the city the nickname of ‘the Manhattan of the desert’." -http://whc.unesco.org


Another interesting postcard with matching stamp issued in France!
Happy to have this in my collection!
Thank you so much, Jean Pierre!

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