University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Daniel Martin Virasco

lrrigation in an Arabian Valley

A System of Highland Terraces in the Yemen Arab Rep

By: Daniel Martin Virasco

The popular image of Arabia is of an arid landscape peopled with nomadic Bedouins riding their camels through the sandy wastes. One hardly thinks of successful farmers or lush agricultural valleys in this part of the world. Yet a rich agricultural tradition did evolve in the fabled Arabia Felix of antiquity and the Islamic kingdom […]