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Wadi Hadramowt and the walled city of Shibam

CONTENTS

  1. Introduction
  2. History of Hadramawt
    1. Pre-Islamic history
    2. Islamic History
    3. Hadrami links with Africa and Asia
    4. Traditional social structure
    5. Traditional way of life
    6. Character of traditional buildings
    7. Ancient architecture
    8. Islamic architecture
      1. Mosques
      2. Tombs
      3. Minarets
      4. Public Wells
      5. House
  3. The walled city of Shibam
    1. Character of the city
    2. History of Shibam
    3. Traditional building costruction
      1. The Earth
      2. The Wood
      3. The Foundations
      4. The building unit of measurement
      5. The Staircase pier
      6. The mud-bricks
      7. The thickness of the wall
      8. Plaster
  4. Protecting and conserving the cultural heritage of the wadi
    1. Dangers threatenign teh sites and buildings
    2. The international campaign plan for safeguarding Wadi Hadramawt and Shibam
    3. A strategy for conservation
    4. A policy for action
    5. Pre-Islamic antiquities
      1. Raybun
      2. Huraidah
      3. Tombs
      4. Sunah
      5. Mashghah
      6. Hisn al-Urr
      7. Other Pre-Islamic sites
        1. Sadd al-Khlfah
        2. Hisn al-Kays
        3. The Temple at al_Hajrah
      8. Preliminary plan of action and estimates of cost
    6. Islamic antiquities
      1. The old walled city of Shibam
      2. Damage by flooding
      3. The wall of the old city
      4. Inadequate drainage of sewage
      5. Solid sewage disposal
      6. Houses
      7. Mosques
      8. Preliminary plan of action and estimates of cost
      9. Bor: mosque of Abd Allah
      10. Saiun: the Friday mosque
      11. Al-Ghurfah: mosque of Babath
      12. Qabr Nabi Allah Hud
      13. Mashhad: tombs of Hasan and Ali ibn Hasan
      14. Preliminary estimate of cost
    7. Preserving cultural traditions in the wadi
  5. Chronology
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Reference: Wadi Hadramawt and the walled city of Shibam By Ronald LewcockUnesco


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