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Ad Dali‘ as seen from 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 stone buildings in the city of Ad Dali‘. In the right foreground people and donkeys walk along a road past large stone houses sitting on the left. The houses have multiple storeys and small square windows. In the distance beyond the town continues up the side of a steep hill. In the far left background Ad Dali‘ castle is visible at the edge of the town.

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]