These are the buildings that have either been
restored or which have a major part still standing. The city started in 1446AD
the reconstructed city wall.
How upper lever floors and roofs were built.
Stringers of palm trunks, thatched with palm leaves and stems and then covered with a heavy layer of clay and mud.
Steps were built by packing mud into a solid ramp
and them forming the steps into it. I did see some that had palm trunks across them to to help hold the mud in
Doors were heavily and ornately decorated. Some of the homes had
electricity though probably not up to current electrical code.
Ornate arches were formed by stacking either round
mud brick or cute limestone blocks and them placing palm trunks vertically across them and then encasing the wholly thing
in mud plaster.
One of the nicely reconstructed buildings to its'
former glory. Unfortunately I was not able to enter the reconstructed ones.
Reconstructed well house. Yes, there was actually
a well with water at the bottom.
A date palm grove with the encroaching modern Riyadh
in the distance