Talk by Stuart Laing on Tippu Tip

I had planned to go to listen to a talk about Tippu Tip by Stuart Laing at SOAS London. It turned out to be a full day for me of, amongst other things, an East African experience. Passing through the British Museum on my way to a talk at SOAS; Zanzibari artefacts seemed to call out ‘ look at me’.

British Museum - Kofia mens cap - Zanzibari Kofia mens cap
British Museum – Kofia mens cap – Zanzibar

One was very familiar as the Continue reading “Talk by Stuart Laing on Tippu Tip”

Shishr the location of Ubar

Over 170kms by road north of Salalah is Shishr, an unremarkable settlement on the edge of the Empty Quarter Rub’ Al Khali in southern Oman. It, however, is famed as the site of Ubar – though the Oman Government prefers the term Wabar which appears to be the name used locally.

Ubar Tower
Ubar Tower

The archaeological discovery achieved front pages Continue reading “Shishr the location of Ubar”

Oman’s Tourism and Geology Combine in GeoTourism

I last met Ross Dowling when he hosted a seminar for Oman’s Tour Guides

Ross Dowling
Ross Dowling

– so it was really nice Continue reading “Oman’s Tourism and Geology Combine in GeoTourism”