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The city of Shibam was built during the 16th century. It is surrounded by a fortified wall and 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". The clay-formed houses rise high up the sky by thirty to forty meters lengths, while its floors vary between five to sixteen.

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