Dar al-Hajar

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Coordinates: 15°26′28″N 44°07′31″E / 15.441012°N 44.125255°E / 15.441012; 44.125255

Dar al-Hajar palace (2009)

The Dar al-Hajar (Arabic: دار الحجر‎, "Stone House" or "Rock Palace") is a former royal palace located in Wadi Dhar about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Sana‘a, Yemen. Built in the 1920s as the summer retreat of Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din, ruler of Yemen from 1904 to 1948, it sits on top of a structure built in 1786 for the scholar al-Imam Mansour. The palace stayed in the royal family until the Yemen revolution of 1962. The palace is now a museum.[1]

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  1. ^ Goran, David (October 23, 2016) "The Rock Palace: An iconic symbol of Yemen built in the 1700s" Vintage News

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