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View of a salt flat ...

View of a salt flat ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of a salt flat (sabkha) with sparse vegetation in Liwa oasis. A large sand depression lies in the foreground, bare of vegetation except for a few small salt bushes growing on the far right. In the distance is a vast salt flat, which is dotted with sparse clusters of vegetation. In the far distance groves of date palms grow along the far edge of a salt flat where it is bordered by high, sheer-faced dune massifs.

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
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 5-7, 1948

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