Al- Qamariyah in Yemeni architecture:


Qamariyah, a name given to the arched openings that usually rise directly above the windows in Yemeni architecture. It is believed that the name “lunar” is derived from the function it performs, which is to allow the rays of light to penetrate into the rooms of the houses, especially the rays of moonlight on moonlit nights when modern means of lighting were non-existent or limited in scope.