Street in Shibam

Photographer: Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date of Photo: November 9-20, 1947
Continent: Asia
Geographical Area: Western Asia (Middle East and Near East)
Country: Yemen
Region/Place: Hadhramawt Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at Ḩaḑramawt]; Wadi Hadhramawt [Wādī Ḩaḑramawt]; Shibam
Cultural Group: Arab
Format: Film Negative 35mm
Size: 35 mm
Acquisition: Wilfred Patrick Thesiger - Accepted as Art in Lieu of Inheritance Tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Pitt Rivers Museum, March 2004


View of locals walking down a narrow street in Shibam. Tall mud buildings line both sides of the street.

Publications history

Contemporary Publication - This image has been published in Wilfred Thesiger, Desert, Marsh and Mountain: The World of a Nomad (London, 1979), p.95: 'A street in Shibam: in these silent alleyways, under the sheer walls of the houses, it was like being at the bottom of a well.' [PG 01/08/2008]