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Taiz, Yemen, archaeology: Beautiful and in danger


The historic Al-Qahira Castle was built on one of the mountain slopes of the city of Taiz, Yemen. Historians say it was built about 1,000 years ago, and its construction is considered the beginning of the emergence of the city of Taiz. (Photo by a member of the Al Jisr Collective)

Taiz, a city located in the south of Yemen, has been described as the cultural capital, with a population of more than 2.5 million. This Al Jisr photo essay chronicles a three-day journey around the city of Taiz.

Taiz, Yemen, Archaeology

Al Jisr | The Bridge is a collaboration among students and faculty from four public universities in Yemen and faculty and students at The University of Arizona. Students from University of Aden, Hadramout University, Taiz University, University of Saba Region and the UA are participating in this nine-month cultural exchange project that includes talking about media practices in Yemen and the U.S. Participants in “Al Jisr | The Bridge” Collective may republish their own work in whole or in part without acknowledging the Daily Wildcat. 

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