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 people walking through the main gate into the walled city of Shibam.

Publications history

Contemporary Publication - This image has been published in Wilfred Thesiger, A Vanished World (London, 2001), p.46: 'Shibam, Hadhramaut, a walled town with tall, closely-packed houses flanking silent alleyways.' [PG 18/08/2008]