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 place.
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