The Palace of the Imam Yahya in Yemen

The Palace of Dar al Hajar standing on top of an impregnable rock, is a very famous landmark of Yemen. In this country there are many interesting places and monuments.

The Palace of the Imam Yahya in Yemen

The Palace of the Imam Yahya in Yemen

In accordance with this very ancient architectural style of the window is divided into two parts: the lower part of a window, and the upper part represents intricate stained-glass and translucent alabaster.

The Palace of the Imam Yahya in Yemen

Today in the Palace of the Imam is a Museum, while the Palace itself serves as its main exhibit.

The Palace of the Imam Yahya in Yemen

The walls of the Palace are built of baked clay bricks, and the ornamentation of the window openings are made of white plaster. These plaster window frames in the style of "tahrim" in our time preserved only in Yemen.

The Palace of the Imam Yahya in Yemen

The architectural style of the Palace of the Imam in exactly the same style of the houses in the old part of Sana'a. Archaeologists claim that these houses were built in Ancient Babylon.

The Palace of the Imam Yahya in Yemen

In the modern version of the Palace 7 floors and 35 rooms. Next to the Palace of the Imam on the rock is an ancient well, the depth of which reaches 275 meters.

The Palace of the Imam Yahya in Yemen

Multi-storey Palace of Dar al Hajar served as the summer residence of Imam Yahya. The building itself is an extended reconstruction of the Palace built in this place in 1786 year, which in turn was built on the site of even more ancient buildings.

The Palace of the Imam Yahya in Yemen

Imam Yahya died at the hands of murderers in 1948 during a coup.

The Palace of the Imam Yahya in Yemen

However, it is army officers who were trained abroad, and formed the main opposition forces, fought with the unlimited authority of the Imam.

The Palace of the Imam Yahya in Yemen

He actively suppressed the separatist movement and was able to achieve international recognition of the Yemen. The Imam was explicitly supported the feudal system, but under his rule the people of Yemen for the first time gained access to education abroad.

The Palace of the Imam Yahya in Yemen

Methods of government Imam was primitive simple (it is said that even the state Treasury, he kept almost under his bed), but the head he was definitely talented, and he was able to do much for his native country.

The Palace of the Imam Yahya in Yemen

Imam Yahya (1897 – 1948 gg) has long ruled his country with immense power, comparable with the absolute power of the monarch. Under his personal control were the national Treasury, and tax charges.

The Palace of the Imam Yahya in Yemen

For example, the capital of Yemen – city Sana'a is one of the oldest cities in the world, and all the old part of town entirely listed UNESCO world heritage site. The historic town of Zabid and surrounded by a clay wall of the city of Shibam is also included in this list.

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