Yemen: Jewel of Arabia

by Aithie, C. & Aithie, P.


The sophisticated traveller 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. The authors take the reader from place to place and region to region, combining their outstanding photographic skills with assiduous research. This book, now available for the first time in paperback, was long in the making, and has become the key work of reference on the country.