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Wilfred Thesiger

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British explorer and travel writer; born in Ethiopia in 1910, died 2003.

Best remembered for his travels in the Empty Quarter of Arabia and East Africa, and his books, "Arabian Sands" and "The Marsh Arabs".
  • Memories of a Veteran Explorer

    A personal memoir of Sir Wilfred Thesiger, by a journalist and friend.

  • Photographs of Arabia by Wilfred Thesiger

    The Pitt Rivers Museum of the University of Oxford presents an online exhibition of Thesiger's photographs of his travels in Arabia, Africa, Asia, and Iraq; includes a concise biography.

  • Sir Wilfred Thesiger

    The Guardian's obituary for the explorer and mystic, most at home with nomadic peoples of Africa and the Arabian deserts.

  • Wilfred Thesiger

    The New York Times obituary for the explorer of Arabia, the first foreigner to cross the Empty Quarter of Saudi Arabia.

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