Combining outstanding photographic skills with assiduous research, this book takes the reader on a fascinating journey through Yemen
The sophisticated traveler is fast awakening to the glories and treasures of Yemen, the land of the half-mythic Queen of Sheba and the “Arabia Felix” coveted by ancient Rome. Yet the “glories and treasures” of Yemen are as much contemporary as they are ancient and historic—in the spectacular architecture of its cities, which until lately have remained beyond the ken of the outside world, the dramatic landscape of highland and coastal Yemen, and in the panoply of its people.
Yemen: Jewel of Arabia’s thorough coverage will prove indispensable to the visitor. This book, long in the making, is now the only photographic work generally available to the English-speaking visitor or armchair traveler.
Charles and Patricia Aithie lived and worked together in the Middle and Far East for more than five years travelling extensively with their cameras. They live in Wales.