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View of sand dunes and ...

View of sand dunes and ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of sand dunes and a Bani Yas settlement in Liwa oasis. Tufts of grass or qassis (sedge) grow in a depression between sand dunes in the central foreground. In the distance beyond groves of date palms grow in depressions between the dunes and across a far sand flat. High above the groves a number of 'arish huts occupied by Bani Yas villagers sit on steep-sided dunes in the central distance. In the far right distance sand dunes rise along the horizon below a cloudless sky. 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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Liwa
Cultural Group
Arab Bani Yas
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
November 14-29, 1948

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