2004.130.87.1
Houses in Ad Dali‘

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 foreground people and donkeys stand in front of a near stone house with a flat roof. Behind them a cluster of houses, some two or three storeys tall, sit closely together in town. In the distance beyond terraced fields stretch out across a large valley bordered by a line of peaked mountains.

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]