Quick trip to Yemen – Part 3

Ok, so finally got a little time to finally tell the story I’ve been promising.  This small village on the top of the hill called “Baytbous”, was there back in the day when Yemen was a Jewish country.  Islam reached the village on the top which converted to Islam, and the bottom village remained Jewish.  The water collection system, or well was at the bottom village, which remained Jewish at the time.  They lived in peace until the top village converted, the bottom village did not want them to get to the source of the water.  What did the other village do? they dug a hole, under the ground and through the stone, to reach the water in the bottom.  Today only 10 families remain there, and now they are Muslims  but the top village is mostly empty with the exception of a few houses.  There will be pictures below.

https://i0.wp.com/cyberphoto.smugmug.com/photos/i-KhhK5nG/0/M/i-KhhK5nG-M.jpg

https://i0.wp.com/cyberphoto.smugmug.com/photos/i-SjbBskR/0/M/i-SjbBskR-M.jpg

View at the bottom of the village, where the water well was.  The well was where I am standing and you can see the upper village on the left, the picture below is from the same spot towards the lower village

Classical small family houses

Classical small family houses, those were the lower village

https://i2.wp.com/cyberphoto.smugmug.com/photos/i-8DWR6vn/0/M/i-8DWR6vn-M.jpg

This is the view of the upper village right from in front of the lower one.. getting weird with upper lower I know…

https://i0.wp.com/cyberphoto.smugmug.com/photos/i-FbNVhd6/0/M/i-FbNVhd6-M.jpg

This is the well, or water collection place, usually rain water collects, and that’s used for washing and I think cooking.

https://i0.wp.com/cyberphoto.smugmug.com/photos/i-x9J4Zgp/0/M/i-x9J4Zgp-M.jpg

This is a room where they stored corn, wheat, rice and other dry store-able food goods.

 

This was the main market, at the top village.  It was mostly Jewelers, as many Jews were famous with silver jewelery making.

This was the main market, at the top village. It was mostly Jewelers, as many Jews were famous with silver jewelery making.

The remains of a house. The door was really small, makes me wonder how tiny our ancestors were :)

The remains of a house. The door was really small, makes me wonder how tiny my ancestors were 🙂

Goats what did you think???

Goats what did you think???

I hope you enjoyed the images.. next will be fall pictures from Hungary Europe

Advertisements

One thought on “Quick trip to Yemen – Part 3

What do you think?

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s