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Arabs Collection

"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Arab Culture

Background imageArabs Collection: Poster for French railways to Morocco

Poster for French railways to Morocco
Poster for French railways, serving Tangier, Casablanca, Marrakech and other exotic locations

Background imageArabs Collection: Claverton Street Chapel, Pimlico, London

Claverton Street Chapel, Pimlico, London (now demolished)

Background imageArabs Collection: The Harem, 1876. Creator: John Frederick Lewis

The Harem, 1876. Creator: John Frederick Lewis
The Harem, 1876

Background imageArabs Collection: Emir Faisal at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia)

Emir Faisal at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia)
Emir Faisal (1883-1933) at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia) during the First World War. He later became Faisal I of Iraq. He directed the Arab revolt against the Ottomans in 1916

Background imageArabs Collection: Scene from Song of Roland

Scene from Song of Roland
Roland blowing his warhorn in battle against the Saracens at Roncesvalle, 789 AD. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArabs Collection: View of Mount Carmel, Israel

View of Mount Carmel, Israel. Date: early 20th century

Background imageArabs Collection: Cafe at Biskra, Algeria, 1884. Creator: Frederick Arthur Bridgman

Cafe at Biskra, Algeria, 1884. Creator: Frederick Arthur Bridgman
Cafe at Biskra, Algeria, 1884

Background imageArabs Collection: Bedouins and camels in the desert, Egypt

Bedouins and camels in the desert, Egypt
A group of bedouins and their camels in the desert, Egypt. Date: early 20th century

Background imageArabs Collection: Narrow street in Kut Al Amara, Mesopotamia, WW1

Narrow street in Kut Al Amara, Mesopotamia, WW1
A narrow street in Kut Al Amara, Mesopotamia (now Iraq), during the First World War. Date: circa 1915-1918

Background imageArabs Collection: Biplane with crew and arabs in the desert, Iraq

Biplane with crew and arabs in the desert, Iraq
A biplane in the desert with crew and arabs, somewhere in Iraq

Background imageArabs Collection: Guiscard Defeats Arabs

Guiscard Defeats Arabs
The Saracens and Greeks are defeated by a Norman prince, Robert Guiscard, who rides triumphally into Palermo and takes the title of Count of Sicily

Background imageArabs Collection: The Mercy Fathers ransoming the captives in Algeria, c. 1830-40 (litho) (b / w photo)

The Mercy Fathers ransoming the captives in Algeria, c. 1830-40 (litho) (b / w photo)
CHT287709 The Mercy Fathers ransoming the captives in Algeria, c.1830-40 (litho) (b/w photo) by French School, (19th century); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Background imageArabs Collection: Poster, The New Road to the East

Poster, The New Road to the East. 20th century

Background imageArabs Collection: The guardian of one of the famed desert castles

The guardian of one of the famed desert castles

Background imageArabs Collection: Griffon preaching to the Maronites of Mount Lebanon

Griffon preaching to the Maronites of Mount Lebanon
Griffon, preaching to the Maronites of Mount Lebanon, is aided by a miracle -- God moves the sun so that its rays illumine the church from the east, not the west

Background imageArabs Collection: Six girls learning Arabic at school, Egypt

Six girls learning Arabic at school, Egypt
Six Egyptian girls in a classroom learning Arabic from a male teacher -- a recent trend in extending educational opportunities to girls

Background imageArabs Collection: Camel Ride on the Dubai Marina JBR Beach, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Camel Ride on the Dubai Marina JBR Beach, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Background imageArabs Collection: Saladin's arrival in Jerusalem

Saladin's arrival in Jerusalem
3788691 Saladin's arrival in Jerusalem; (add.info.: Saladin's arrival in Jerusalem in 1187 (German: Einzug Saladin's in Jerusalem).?al?? al-D?n Y?suf ibn Ayy

Background imageArabs Collection: Al-Ma'mun at the first degree measurmen

Al-Ma'mun at the first degree measurmen
3788692 Al-Ma'mun at the first degree measurmen; (add.info.: Al-Ma'mun at the first degree measurement.(German: Der Kalif Mamun veranstaltet die erste Gradmessung)

Background imageArabs Collection: Arab Rider, 1854. Creator: Eugene Delacroix

Arab Rider, 1854. Creator: Eugene Delacroix
Arab Rider, 1854.

Background imageArabs Collection: Eaux-Fortes Modernes. Plate 197. Arabes d'Oran (Arabs of Oran), 1833. Creator: Eugene Delacroix

Eaux-Fortes Modernes. Plate 197. Arabes d'Oran (Arabs of Oran), 1833. Creator: Eugene Delacroix
Eaux-Fortes Modernes. Plate 197. Arabes d'Oran (Arabs of Oran), 1833. Shows an outdoor setting with two men, one reclining and facing the viewer

Background imageArabs Collection: Arabs at prayer in desert, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Arabs at prayer in desert, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Arabs at prayer in desert, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageArabs Collection: Syrian shoemaker, 1916. Creator: Bain News Service

Syrian shoemaker, 1916. Creator: Bain News Service
Syrian shoemaker, 1916.

Background imageArabs Collection: The Indo-European Telegraph: Landing The Cable in the mud at Fao, Persian Gulf, 1865

The Indo-European Telegraph: Landing The Cable in the mud at Fao, Persian Gulf, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Indo-European Telegraph: Landing The Cable in the mud at Fao, Persian Gulf, 1865. 'When some four miles of cable had been paid out

Background imageArabs Collection: Fragment of a relief of the throne room of the Palace of Assurbanipal or Ashurbanipal

Fragment of a relief of the throne room of the Palace of Assurbanipal or Ashurbanipal
JEB4907914 Fragment of a relief of the throne room of the Palace of Assurbanipal or Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria (Mesopotamia) (669 BC-627 BC) - Near East

Background imageArabs Collection: Engraved illustration of Christian Arabs at prayer in Bethlehem

Engraved illustration of Christian Arabs at prayer in Bethlehem, published in Picturesque Palestine, about 1875
5616869 Engraved illustration of Christian Arabs at prayer in Bethlehem, published in Picturesque Palestine, about 1875; (add.info.: 02/02/1875); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageArabs Collection: Pyramids of Cheops and Cheffreu, the Sphinx and the temples of Cheffreu. 1880 (photo)

Pyramids of Cheops and Cheffreu, the Sphinx and the temples of Cheffreu. 1880 (photo)
684274 Pyramids of Cheops and Cheffreu, the Sphinx and the temples of Cheffreu. 1880 (photo); (add.info.: Pyramids of Cheops and Cheffreu)

Background imageArabs Collection: Rue du souk in Tunis (Tunisia)

Rue du souk in Tunis (Tunisia)
LOD4353435 Rue du souk in Tunis (Tunisia).; (add.info.: Rue du souk in Tunis (Tunisia).); Photo © Flodi

Background imageArabs Collection: The oasis of Sidi Arazem (Morocco)

The oasis of Sidi Arazem (Morocco)
LOD4353434 The oasis of Sidi Arazem (Morocco).; (add.info.: The oasis of Sidi Arazem (Morocco).); Photo © Flodi

Background imageArabs Collection: Tel Hai, a former Jewish settlement in northern Galilee, the site of an early battle between Jews

Tel Hai, a former Jewish settlement in northern Galilee, the site of an early battle between Jews and Arabs
3739768 Tel Hai, a former Jewish settlement in northern Galilee, the site of an early battle between Jews and Arabs, 1920s (b/w photo); (add.info.: Tel Hai)

Background imageArabs Collection: Cent Mille Lieues Dans Les Airs

Cent Mille Lieues Dans Les Airs
2904100 Cent Mille Lieues Dans Les Airs; (add.info.: Cent Mille Lieues Dans Les Airs (comte Henry de la Vaulx) [One Hundred Thousand Miles in the Air]

Background imageArabs Collection: Tunis water-carriers, 1864. Creator: Joseph Austin Benwell

Tunis water-carriers, 1864. Creator: Joseph Austin Benwell
Tunis water-carriers, 1864. The group represented in our Engraving under this title is from a sketch by an artist who recently visited Tunis and thence went overland to Egypt

Background imageArabs Collection: Cuneiform tablet with Gilgamesh Flood Epic, Babylonian, Southern Iraq

Cuneiform tablet with Gilgamesh Flood Epic, Babylonian, Southern Iraq (displayed at the British Museum)
536607 Cuneiform tablet with Gilgamesh Flood Epic, Babylonian, Southern Iraq (displayed at the British Museum) 17th century BC (object); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageArabs Collection: An Excursion from Tunis to Zowan - Roman and Saracen Entrance-Gate to Zowan...1858. Creator: Unknown

An Excursion from Tunis to Zowan - Roman and Saracen Entrance-Gate to Zowan...1858. Creator: Unknown
An Excursion from Tunis to Zowan - Roman and Saracen Entrance-Gate to Zowan, fifty miles south from Carthage, 1858. Engraving from a sketch by Mr

Background imageArabs Collection: Sketches at Gibraltar, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Sketches at Gibraltar, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Sketches at Gibraltar, 1876. Engraving from a sketch by...a valued correspondent and amateur artist, Major W. O. Carlile, R.A...Eggs; Chickens; Milkman; Water Carriers; Spanish Caleche; Spanish Women

Background imageArabs Collection: Caravan Reposing, in the Hauran; The Stone Towns of Central Syria, otherwise called... 1875

Caravan Reposing, in the Hauran; The Stone Towns of Central Syria, otherwise called... 1875. Creator: Unknown
Caravan Reposing, in the Hauran; The Stone Towns of Central Syria, otherwise called the Giant Cities of Bashan, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates

Background imageArabs Collection: Arabs Fishing; From Bombay to Kosseir: The Red Sea, 1875. Creator: Unknown

Arabs Fishing; From Bombay to Kosseir: The Red Sea, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Arabs Fishing; From Bombay to Kosseir: The Red Sea, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageArabs Collection: Arabs in Egypt, Sunrise, 1867. Creator: Christian Adolf Schreyer

Arabs in Egypt, Sunrise, 1867. Creator: Christian Adolf Schreyer
Arabs in Egypt, Sunrise, 1867

Background imageArabs Collection: Arabs bringing skins to market; Journeyings in Mesopotamia, 1875. Creator: Unknown

Arabs bringing skins to market; Journeyings in Mesopotamia, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Arabs bringing skins to market; Journeyings in Mesopotamia, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London]

Background imageArabs Collection: Milk women and Arabs crossing the Tigris; Journeyings in Mesopotamia, 1875. Creator: Unknown

Milk women and Arabs crossing the Tigris; Journeyings in Mesopotamia, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Milk women and Arabs crossing the Tigris; Journeyings in Mesopotamia, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London]

Background imageArabs Collection: Café and Divan, Algiers, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Café and Divan, Algiers, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Cafe and Divan, Algiers, 1857. Men relaxing in North Africa. From "Illustrated London News", 1857

Background imageArabs Collection: Simoom in the Desert, 1857. Creator: Smyth

Simoom in the Desert, 1857. Creator: Smyth
Simoom in the Desert, 1857....the wary and accustomed eye of the old greybearded camel-driver recognises in the murky banks quickly rising on the hot horizon the near approach of one of those

Background imageArabs Collection: Vuie De La Captivite De J.Circa #279, Printed c.1870. Creator: Felix Bonfils

Vuie De La Captivite De J.Circa #279, Printed c.1870. Creator: Felix Bonfils
Vuie De La Captivite De J.Circa #279, Printed c.1870

Background imageArabs Collection: Vuie General De Balbek, Syrie #438, Printed c.1870. Creator: Felix Bonfils

Vuie General De Balbek, Syrie #438, Printed c.1870. Creator: Felix Bonfils
Vuie General De Balbek, Syrie #438, Printed c.1870

Background imageArabs Collection: Travellers Encampment in the Desert, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Travellers Encampment in the Desert, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Travellers Encampment in the Desert, 1857....the travellers encampment...consists of about half-a-dozen chadirs, or tents

Background imageArabs Collection: Camel-drivers Encampment in the Desert, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Camel-drivers Encampment in the Desert, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Camel-drivers Encampment in the Desert, 1857. The camels are unladen, and most of them, weary with the day's work, lie about in uncouth

Background imageArabs Collection: Mid-day Encounter in the Desert, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Mid-day Encounter in the Desert, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Mid-day Encounter in the Desert, 1857. There is a little cloud of dust ahead! The first feelings entertained are alarm; these, however

Background imageArabs Collection: The Desert Route - Khan near Nahar-el-Kelb, the Ancient Lycus, three leagues from Beyrout, 1857

The Desert Route - Khan near Nahar-el-Kelb, the Ancient Lycus, three leagues from Beyrout, 1857. Creator: Unknown
The Desert Route - Khan near Nahar-el-Kelb, the Ancient Lycus, three leagues from Beyrout, 1857. The Khan, as you perceive, is a wretched old affair, damp, and full of rubbish



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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Arab Culture: From French Railways to Dubai's Vibrant Beaches" Step into a world of captivating diversity as we delve into the fascinating realm of Arabs. With a poster showcasing French railways leading to Morocco, embark on a visual journey that transcends borders and time. Witness Emir Faisal at Wejh, now in Saudi Arabia, embodying the spirit of leadership and resilience. Meanwhile, Claverton Street Chapel in Pimlico, London serves as a testament to the global reach and influence of Arab communities. Marvel at the breathtaking view of Mount Carmel in Israel – an enchanting landscape that has captivated generations with its beauty. Delve into history with The Mercy Fathers ransoming captives in Algeria during the 19th century; their selflessness echoes through time. The allure continues with "The New Road to the East" poster beckoning adventurers towards uncharted territories. Bedouins gracefully traverse Egypt's desert astride camels, epitomizing nomadic traditions passed down through generations. An iconic image emerges from Iraq – a biplane soaring above vast desert expanses alongside local Arabs, symbolizing progress intertwined with ancient heritage. Reflect upon Guiscard's triumph over Arabs as history unfolds before your eyes. Discover one of the famed desert castles guarded by enigmatic figures who have witnessed centuries pass by amidst shifting sands. Griffon preaching to Maronites atop Mount Lebanon showcases cultural harmony and religious tolerance within Arab societies. Finally, immerse yourself in modern-day marvels like camel rides along Dubai Marina JBR Beach – where tradition meets cosmopolitan luxury against an awe-inspiring backdrop. Experience firsthand how United Arab Emirates seamlessly blends old-world charm with contemporary innovation and can more than just a label; they represent an intricate tapestry woven together by diverse landscapes, rich histories, and vibrant cultures spanning continents and eras. Step beyond stereotypes and embrace this captivating world that awaits your exploration.