We Visit Yemen


Author O'Neal, Claire
Binding Library Bound
Copyright 2012
Dewey Number 953.3
Dimensions 6.5 x 9.25
Interest Level Middle
Reading Level 7.2
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Series Your Land and My Land: The Middle East
Series ISBN 9781584159643
Pages 64
Subject Yemen (Republic)

We Visit Yemen

Welcome to Yemen, where history comes alive. Its capital, Sanaa, is the oldest continually inhabited city in the world. The Queen of Sheba made her palace in the ruins of Marib, building a wealthy kingdom from the trade of native-grown frankincense and myrrh. The mysterious island of Socotra is home to plants that grow nowhere else in the world, like the exotic Dragons Blood tree. In this traditional Islamic country, women protect their modesty with the head-to-toe black abaya, while men wear a ceremonial daggerthe jambiyaat their belt. Isolated by jagged mountains atop the Roof of Arabia, Yemens tribal and traditional ways have stood the test of time. What happens when modern issuesoil, the dwindling water supply, womens rights, Islamic terrorismtry to climb in?

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