unbekannter Gast


Shibam, 1991/92, © Hasso Hohmann

Shibam from the West. In front of the city wall we see an old mosque with typical grids for this region. In the foreground we see a former well. In 1991 the inhabitants of the Wadi Hadramaut used much more water than could be provided from the old wells. Therefore machine pumps had to pump water from much deeper. The result was that soon all the old wells were dry and filled with rubbish.