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Archive Erich Holm von Prosch Yemen 1974-75

Erich Holm von Prosch (1909-1994)

The geologist Dr. Erich Holm von Prosch lived from 1954 to 1956 in Salif on the Red Sea with a group of geologists, geophysicists and topographers (C. Deilmann, Prakla) to explore the possibilities of a successful search for crude oil in the Tihama. The photographs are now in the image archive The Image of the Orient Groe Moschee bei Moneira, Tihama  - Archive Erich Holm von Prosch Yemen 1954-56

He returned to Yemen for several months from 1974 to 1975 at the invitation of the Yemen Minerals and Petroleum Authority; an extensive slide collection also exists from this early period, when relatively few tourists had traveled to the country. A small selection is already digitized and accessible below.


Sunday, 12 June 2016