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View of a sabkha (salt ...

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


View of a sabkha (salt flat) in Al Batin sands in the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali). A bush grows in a sand depression in the foreground at the right. In the distance is a vast salt flat dotted with salt bush. High dunes rise up along the far edge of the plain.

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
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Batin [Al Baţīn]
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 1-5, 1948

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