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During my travels from Sana'a to Sa'ada, I often passed this old structure. It reminded me of the various caravan stopping places that I had visted in Nabataea. On one occasion some of us stopped to check it out.

The boys and the old VW van outside the caravansary

The interior sturcture
 The itnerior structure is almost identical to other structures found through out Nabataea.
Stone columns Note the use of stone columns with large flat rocks used to connect the columns together. This building is in almost perfect condition, despite the many years that it has stood.


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