Tag: camels

Tower of Babel, Saudi Style

tabsir , July 27th, 2022


the official website is https://www.neom.com/en-us Long before Abraham/Ibrahim left Ur of the Chaldees for the promised land and became the ancestral icon of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, there…


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Seasonal Knowledge and Arab Gulf Almanacs

tabsir , May 28th, 2022


I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book: Seasonal Knowledge and the Almanac Tradition of the Arab Gulf. Details about the book, including a free…


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Yemen Film 1973

tabsir , May 15th, 2022


This exquisite film was produced in 1973 and filmed in 1972, thus representing Yemen half a century ago. It is now available on Youtube. The filmmakers were Karen…


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Libya in the 1950s

With Pierre Loti in Persia

tabsir , December 8th, 2021


My friend, the historian G. Rex Smith, has recently translated into English a marvelous travel diary by the French military official and traveller Pierre Loti (1850-1923). It is…


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Amish Camels

tabsir , March 25th, 2021


The image above, a drawing from the 1850s, epitomizes how the camel has been imagined for everyone in America, the West and just about everywhere outside the area…


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Lithographic Camels

tabsir , February 22nd, 2021


I am a fan of 19th century lithographs of images about the Middle East. One of the books with a plethora of such images is Story of the…


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Flora of Qatar

tabsir , April 9th, 2016


For anyone interested in photographs of the flora of Qatar, there is a fine website produced by Dr. Alexey Sergeev. You can even search by species. Overall the…


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