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Desert Life

28 January - 21 March 2003

Desert Life

In the harsh environment that makes up much of Arabia people adapted to these conditions and thrived, most famously the Bedouin. One of the main keys to their success was the use of the camel, which enabled them to master the desert and control overland trade routes for centuries. It is this classic image of life in the desert that Europeans found so fascinating resulting in the many representations in the last 300 years of this in paintings, travellers tales and later newspaper reporting. Providing us with an illustrative record of a disappearing way of life and landscape.