Old City of Sana
Year of Research
It lies in a mountain valley at an altitude of 2,200 m, Sana’a has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years.The city became a major centre for the propagation of Islam in the 7th and 8th centuries.
This religious and political heritage can be seen in the 103 mosques, 14 hammams and over 6,000 houses, all built before the 11th century.
Sana’a’s many-storeyed tower-houses constructed of rammed earth (pisé)which add to the beauty of the site.