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Introducing Shibam

As you get closer the heat haze lifts and you realise that what you are looking at is not really a group of fossilised giraffes rearing up out of the palms, but something even more improbable. It’s Shibam, a 2500-year-old city of seven- and eight-storey tower blocks built entirely out of mud and faith.