Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest heritage site facing disaster

Yemen’s Seiyun Palace, one of the world’s largest mud-brick structures, has become the war-torn country’s latest heritage site facing the risk of collapse as heavy rains and years of neglect take their toll.The deterioration of the bright white building, reminiscent of a giant sandcastle with rounded turrets on its corners, reflects Yemen’s downward spiral since 2014, when Iran-backed Houthi rebels began battling the government.A Saudi-led coalition intervened in support of the government in 2015.Authorities have struggled to secure funds to maintain important sites such as the palace, now a m…

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