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 .
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.