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Egyptian University Scientific Expedition to South-West Arabia

Nature volume 140, pages 513514 (18 September 1937) | Download Citation



BETWEEN April and October 1936 the Egyptian University of Cairo sent out a scientific expedition to Yaman and Hadhramaut. It consisted of four members, and was intended to carry out researches in the fields of geology, physiography, archæology, anthropology and entomology. The expedition covered a distance of some 2,500 kilometres and was able to carry out intensive researches at various localities both on the High Plateau of Yaman and in the interior of Hadhramaut. The material brought back has not been studied in detail as yet ; but a preliminary note can be given here.

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