The Landscape - paulsmit
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'Kawkaban.'

	The fortified town of Kawkaban is perched dramatically on the edge of a desolate plateau, 35 km west of Sana. When the region suffered raids by neighbouring tribes, Kawkaban served as a shelter for the citizens of its twin town Shibam which lies lower down on the plain. Photo Mick Palarczyk.