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This historical area of Jeddah consists of houses with old designs and architecture that that is a true, authentic form of art.
Locals used to build their homes using carefully selected rocks taken from the nearby Arba’een Lake. The rocks were then reshaped using manual tools then set down according to sizes alongside stretches of wood retrieved from nearby areas, such as the Fatima Valley, or imported from other countries (especially India) via the seaport. They also used mud they retrieved from Bahr Al Teen. The construction method was comprised of positioning the rocks into Midameks, which are lines of rocks separated by pieces of wood (Takaleel) one meter apart. This method helped distribute the weight evenly over the walls. Old buildings are largely similar to the modern concrete buildings, that is, the wood is used to hold the rock and concrete and lessen the weight of the building.
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