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Ad Dali‘ as seen from the valley below

Photographer: Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date of Photo: October 5, 1945
Continent: Asia
Geographical Area: Western Asia (Middle East and Near East)
Country: Yemen
Region/Place: Ad Dali‘ Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at Aḑ Ḑali‘]; Ad Dali‘ [Aḑ Ḑali‘]
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

Description

View of the city of Ad Dali‘ as seen from the valley below. In the foreground a little boy stands in an expanse of flat ground on which large bushes grow. In the distance beyond the stone buildings of Ad Dali‘ sit on the top and slopes of a steep hillside. Ad Dali‘ castle is visible at the top on the far left side of the hill.

Research Notes

Research Notes - 'I arrived in Aden at the end of September 1945, visited the mountains along the Yemen frontier, and on October 15th flew to Salala, the capital of Dhaufar.' Wilfred Thesiger, pp. 29, Arabian Sands (London, 1959). [AK 26/05/2011]