Yemen city: Sana
If you believe Yemen legends, Sana is one of the first sections of the human settlement on the planet. Local residents believe that the city was founded by the Sym, the son of Noah, immediately after the Great Flood. More serious sources believe that the city began its development for approximately II century of our era and up to 1962. The city was still located within the ancient walls surrounded by green fields. Even these days, when the population of the capital increased to more than a million people, and its political and economic status has grown multiple times, Sana has retained its historical face. The old town of Sana is considered the largest and well-preserved medina in the Arab world. Many buildings here are 400-500 years old, their facades are decorated with complex borders and beautiful windows in a traditional Arab style, and minarets towering over them are built on classic Islamic samples, which makes them one of the city business cards.
The historic center of the city – the Catande Casre El-force was built immediately after the adoption of Islam in the VII century and still retains its original appearance. Everywhere between houses, sections of the external defensive circuit of the citadel, which was the external wall of the old city. The most colorful sections of old walls can be found in the south, along the street of the union, near the thousand-year market of Bab El Yemen, on the Eastern Hill Nugum and in the north – along the road from the Baratyr Square. The second famous landmark of the capital is a big sana mosque, the largest in the city and one of the oldest in the Muslim world (it is believed that it was built during the lifetime of the prophet and expanded in 705. N. NS., Nowadays, this is one of the shiitz-zeiditis shrines).
The Central Market of Suk-Al-Mil is a huge accumulation of about 40 small markets, each of which specializes in some specific product – vegetables, spices, rhok leaves, raisins, leather, carpets, clay dishes, clothes, carved woodwork, copper, silver and so on. In the western part of the Suk-al-Al-Mil market there is a large al-Jami al-Kabir mosque, dating tentatively 800 AD (closed for non-Musulman). There are only about 40 mosques in the city, and each of them has some kind of special style and charm.
The Jambia Market is the best place to get acquainted with the technology of making complex ceremonial local weapons (Yemenians even among the Arabs are famous for their burden for arms, and there is still not so much richness of the collection, how much skill with him). Suk Al-Nahaa was once considered the market of medical masters, and nowadays this is the best place in the country to buy local embroidered headdresses, set of belts and all the same traditional curved daggers "Jambia".
It is also necessary to visit the University of the Republic known since the i century since the i century.), The National Museum at the Palace of Dar Al-Shukr (an extensive assembly of historical items, engravings and sculptures, and the colorful area of Tacherry, Muttavaclite and other areas of the Old Town), Museum of Art and Crafts and Crafts and Amazing Nice Municipality are well viewed on the roof. Museum.