Whole country under the pressure of two opposing flows:
fundamentalism of Saudi Arabia and the Political bigotry
the Democratic Republic of Yemen
A Democratic Republic born of the victory in 3 different enemies: British, Emirides and Egypt's Nasser. At the time of the Pharaohs, Yemen was the commercial crossroads between Asia,
Europe and Africa. Besides YEMEN flourished in the Kingdom of Sheba.
Here there is also one of the most famous "streets" of the world, the "Way of Lebanon and of Christ" from whom passed
many thousands of caravans and camels, for which pezoporousan
many months to reach the Mediterranean coast.
The Arabian traders kept closely guarded the secret of coffee, of frankincense and myrrh, then sought-after goods in Europe and the Middle East. From Yemen passed several local dynasties and foreign invaders, such as the British, the Persians, Ethiopians, Turks, Portuguese, and Mamluks. Nevertheless catalyst was the predominance of Islam and its influence in shaping Yemenitikis society. YEMEN The way of life is governed by strict rules, and the inhabitants are divided into social classes and so any attempt to modernize it becomes very difficult and rather vain. The YEMEN but maintains a rare authenticity that impresses the travelers, along with its natural beauty and excellent architecture.
Douin the mo
The Bedouin are herders, often living in makeshift shelters, wells dug in the earth covered by a hut of twigs and have maintained the nomadic mentality, independent spirit and rapacity. Centuries of deprivation and racial conflicts made them n 'disregard for human life. Several tribes have as main occupation the animal stealing. So it is dangerous to enter the areas where these travels always one "war on foot."
The fabulous architecture of cities
There are groups of houses with gigantic dimensions and several floors,
inhabited by a single family, true skyscrapers, when compared with the simplicity of the Arab country houses.
Their destination is purely defensive and is fully justified by the ongoing war and the conflicts between tribes, often erupt for holding water, which has always been the object polyaimakton complexes and eternal hatred. Because of the low resistance of the materials of which the clay is the first ingredient, these large houses have sloping walls and often in the center of the building was built a column of mud and wood, which reaches up to the top floor.
The external decor is very poor but not lacking
of important buildings.
In this case it finds its inspiration in the most ancient
Muslim art, with colorful patterns, terraces and 'mousrampigia "perforated having a purpose is a common point of the whole Arab world, hiding the privacy of the profane eyes. Even the poorest in making and displaying buildings show genuine interest.