View of exposed bedrock in ...

View of exposed bedrock in ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of exposed bedrock in Al Dhafra sands of the Rub' al Khali, taken during Wilfred Thesiger's journey to Baynunah. In the right foreground a bare sand dune borders a deep depression. Exposed rings of sedimentary sandstone sit above the sand floor of the depression. Behind it scattered vegetation grows on the slope of a dune bordering the depression. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's journey from Al Ain to Liwa oasis, Al Dhafra and Baynunah sands in November and December 1948.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.22062.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Dhafra
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
November 30 - December 4, 1948

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