Saudi Arabia, Houses in the Mountains or Escarpment

Habala, Asir Province, Saudi Arabia. During past centuries some inhabitants of this area built their home into the side of the escarpment making it difficult for aggressors to attack them. These houses needed to be supplied with necessities which were lowered by pulley from above by friends and neighbors.

WikipediA :Habala is a small mountain village in the ‘Asir province of Saudi Arabia. It was originally inhabited by a tribal community known as the “flower men” because of their custom of wearing garlands of dried herbs and flowers in their hair. In the past, the village was only accessible by rope ladder, and in fact, the name Habala comes from the Arabic word for rope.

 

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~ by notsohairyjerry on August 9, 2008.

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