Located in Yemen is a palace
that appears to have been carved from the rock that it sits on.
However, this man-made wonder was once just a simple summer home.
Just 10 miles away fromYemen’s capital city of Sanaʽa
is Dar al-Hajar, otherwiseknown as Imam’s Rock Palace.
In the early days of Yemen’s history,
the country was led by the Imam,
the Islamic spiritual leader, rather than a king or president.
The Rock Palace was built in the 1930s
by Imam Yahya as his summer residence.
不过 人们认为 它建在了一处更古老的宫殿之上
However, it is believed to have been built over an older palace.
The residence is five storieshigh, has several balconies
and its own water supply from a deep well.
It is seen as an example oftraditional Yemen architecture
due to the patternedwindows, earth-tone coloring
and protruding exterior decorations.
While tourism in this regionis limited due to conflict,
this palace is both a sanctuary for locals
and an example of theman-made beauty of Yemen.