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With Pierre Loti in Persia

My friend, the historian G. Rex Smith, has recently translated into English a marvelous travel diary by the French military official and …


Amish Camels

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


Lithographic Camels

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


Flora of Qatar

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