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Suez Canal - The canal seperates the continents of Africa and Asia. - One of the World's most heavily used shipping lanes-Fastest crossing from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean

Sana'a-Known for its unique style of architecture-One of the oldest mosques in the world is located here-Sana'a is believed to have been founded by Shem, the son of Noah.

Mount Carmel-The mountain range is about four to five miles long-A british archeologist discovered remains of Neanderthals here-In the early years of the world this became a hiding spot for criminals

Middle EastYEMEN

Dead Sea-The seawater has a density of a little over 1 kg/L, which makes swimming similar to floating.-It's called the Dead Sea because there is very little aquatic life that lives there.-About two million years ago, the sea became land locked because the ocean could no longer flood the area.

Mount Ararat-A snow-caped dormant volcanic cone with two peaks-The Bible says that Noah's ark landed on the mountains of Ararat.-It is not known when the last eruption of Ararat occurred.

Dar-al-Hajar-Dar al-Hajar stands atop a high rock formation in Wadi Dhahr.-Dar-al-Hajar means "rock palace" in english.-Standing five stories high, the Rock Palace is open to visitors from 8 o’clock in the morning until six o’clock in the evening for a fee.

Cisterns of Tawila-The best-known historic site in Aden, Yemen-The site consists of a series of tanks of varying shape and capacity.The existing tanks have a combined capacity of about nineteen million gallons.

National Museum of Yemen -The Museum recently moved to a nearby building called Dar Al-Sada (Palace of Happiness). - The rooms have been reserved for the presentation of rare artifacts and monuments. -The museum housed over 30 thousand antiquity pieces.

Marib Dam-One of the engineering wonders of the ancient world.-The Sabaeans built the dam to catch the monsoon rains which fall on the nearby mountains and then flood the land around the city.-A central part of the south Arabian civilization around Marib.

Ghumdan Palace-Restored several times, the palace history is represented in numerous legends and tales.-The palace was used by the last Himyarite kings.-The palace is mentioned in many pieces of Arabic poetry with poets singing about its beauty.


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