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Background imageDesert Collection: Bluebird CN7 deploying parachute at Lake Eyre, World Land Speed Record attempt, 1964

Bluebird CN7 deploying parachute at Lake Eyre, World Land Speed Record attempt, 1964
Bluebird CN7 deploying parachute at Lake Eyre, World Land Speed Record attempt, Australia, 1964

Background imageDesert Collection: Christ in the Wilderness, 1898, (1912). Artist: Briton Riviere

Christ in the Wilderness, 1898, (1912). Artist: Briton Riviere
Christ in the Wilderness, 1898, (1912). A colour print from Famous Paintings, with an introduction by Gilbert Chesterton, Cassell and Company, (London, New York, Toronto, 1912)

Background imageDesert Collection: The Sunset Prayer in the Desert, c1913. Artist: Charles JS Makin

The Sunset Prayer in the Desert, c1913. Artist: Charles JS Makin
The Sunset Prayer in the Desert, c1913. From With Pen and Camera in Three Continents by Charles J. S. Makin, F.I.C. F.C.S. [The Tribune Publishing Company, London, 1913]

Background imageDesert Collection: Great Sphinx Head in Profile, 18th century. Artist: Tuscher Hafniae

Great Sphinx Head in Profile, 18th century. Artist: Tuscher Hafniae
Great Sphinx Head in Profile, 18th century. Found in the collection of the Schuster Gallery

Background imageDesert Collection: The Temptation in the Wilderness, 1898. Artist: Briton Riviere

The Temptation in the Wilderness, 1898. Artist: Briton Riviere
The Temptation in the Wilderness, 1898. Jesus Christ in the desert

Background imageDesert Collection: Signs of Christ, 1924. Artist: Nicholas Roerich

Signs of Christ, 1924. Artist: Nicholas Roerich
Signs of Christ, 1924. From a private collection

Background imageDesert Collection: Map of Africa, 1902. Creator: Unknown

Map of Africa, 1902. Creator: Unknown
Map of Africa, 1902. Showing colonial possessions including French West Africa and German South West Africa, with insets of Table Bay in South Africa, and British and German East Africa

Background imageDesert Collection: Praying before a sphinx, Cairo, Egypt, c1920s

Praying before a sphinx, Cairo, Egypt, c1920s. Plate taken From In the Land of the Pharaohs, published by Lehnert & Landrock (Cairo)

Background imageDesert Collection: General Gouraud escapes an assassination attempt on route from Damascas to Kunaitra, 1921

General Gouraud escapes an assassination attempt on route from Damascas to Kunaitra, 1921. General Henri-Joseph-Eugene Gouraud (1867-1946), French High Commissioner of Syria

Background imageDesert Collection: The Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza, 19th century. Artist: David Roberts

The Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza, 19th century. Artist: David Roberts
The Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza, 19th century. The Sphinx is located on the Giza Plateau with the three pyramids of Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaura (Men-kaur-re)

Background imageDesert Collection: Courtyard of the Temple of Bel, Palmyra, Syria

Courtyard of the Temple of Bel, Palmyra, Syria. Situated in an oasis in the Syrian desert halfway between the Mediterranean and the Euphrates

Background imageDesert Collection: The Jebel Zaghwan, c1890. Artist: Meunier

The Jebel Zaghwan, c1890. Artist: Meunier
The Jebel Zaghwan, c1890. Jebel Zaghouan, a mountain in Tunisia. Illustration from The Universal Geography with Illustrations and Maps, Division XXI, (Virtue & Co Limited, London, c1890)

Background imageDesert Collection: Saint Jerome in the Desert, unknown date. Creator: Bartolomeo Montagna

Saint Jerome in the Desert, unknown date. Creator: Bartolomeo Montagna
Saint Jerome in the Desert, unknown date

Background imageDesert Collection: Saint Jerome in the Desert, 1450. Creator: Marco Zoppo

Saint Jerome in the Desert, 1450. Creator: Marco Zoppo
Saint Jerome in the Desert, 1450

Background imageDesert Collection: Saint John the Baptist Preaching in the Desert, 1650. Creator: Pier Francesco Mola

Saint John the Baptist Preaching in the Desert, 1650. Creator: Pier Francesco Mola
Saint John the Baptist Preaching in the Desert, 1650

Background imageDesert Collection: Oasis of Misturata, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Oasis of Misturata, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Oasis of Misturata, between c1910 and c1915. Shows Misratah (Misrata), a seaport in Libya located in an oasis. Image may be related to the Italo-Turkish War of 1911

Background imageDesert 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 imageDesert 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 imageDesert Collection: 'Caravan Arriving At A Well Near Thebes, Egypt, ' Mrs Roberton Blane, Female Artists Exhibition

"Caravan Arriving At A Well Near Thebes, Egypt, " Mrs Roberton Blane, Female Artists Exhibition
"Caravan Arriving At A Well Near Thebes, Egypt, " Mrs Roberton Blane [sic], Female Artists Exhibition, 1864. Engraving of a painting, ...which shows that ladies

Background imageDesert Collection: Returning from the races at Cairo, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Returning from the races at Cairo, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Returning from the races at Cairo, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Mr. Frederick George, ...of a truly English sport held under most un-English conditions...This scene...differs essentially

Background imageDesert Collection: Moses smote the rock twice, and the water came out abundantly, 1840

Moses smote the rock twice, and the water came out abundantly, 1840
Moses " smote the rock twice, and the water came out abundantly", 1840. Biblical scene, from Numbers 20: 11: And Moses lifted up his hand

Background imageDesert Collection: Castle in the desert, 1890-1930. Creator: Philip Zilcken

Castle in the desert, 1890-1930. Creator: Philip Zilcken
Castle in the desert, 1890-1930

Background imageDesert Collection: Saint Jerome in the Desert, 1596. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius

Saint Jerome in the Desert, 1596. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius
Saint Jerome in the Desert, 1596

Background imageDesert Collection: AI IMAGE - Illustration of Jesus preaching, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Illustration of Jesus preaching, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Illustration of Jesus preaching, 2023. Scene from the Christian Gospels

Background imageDesert Collection: AI IMAGE - Illustration of Jesus preaching, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Illustration of Jesus preaching, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Illustration of Jesus preaching, 2023. Scene from the Christian Gospels

Background imageDesert Collection: Saint Jerome in the Wilderness, 1475-1480. Creator: Bernardino Pinturicchio

Saint Jerome in the Wilderness, 1475-1480. Creator: Bernardino Pinturicchio
Saint Jerome in the Wilderness, 1475-1480. Saint Jerome (ca. 347-420), one of the four Latin Fathers of the Church (along with Saints Augustine, Ambrose, and Gregory the Great)

Background imageDesert Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Femme de l'Arabie Heureuse, c1797

Costumes de Différents Pays, Femme de l'Arabie Heureuse, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur
Costumes de Differents Pays, Femme de l'Arabie Heureuse, c1797

Background imageDesert Collection: The Penitent St Jerome. Creator: Jacopo del Sellaio

The Penitent St Jerome. Creator: Jacopo del Sellaio
The Penitent St Jerome, Unknown date

Background imageDesert Collection: Arab at Prayer, c1860. Creator: Charles Théodore Frère

Arab at Prayer, c1860. Creator: Charles Théodore Frère
Arab at Prayer, c1860

Background imageDesert Collection: Distant Fronts, In Palestine; Bivouac of a division in the mountains of Judea, 1917

Distant Fronts, In Palestine; Bivouac of a division in the mountains of Judea, 1917. Creator: Unknown
Distant Fronts, In Palestine; Bivouac of a division in the mountains of Judea, 1917 From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageDesert Collection: Distant Fronts, In Palestine; Drilling a Well, 1917. Creator: Unknown

Distant Fronts, In Palestine; Drilling a Well, 1917. Creator: Unknown
Distant Fronts, In Palestine; Drilling a Well, 1917. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageDesert Collection: Distant Fronts, In Palestine; For walking on sand, 1917. Creator: Unknown

Distant Fronts, In Palestine; For walking on sand, 1917. Creator: Unknown
Distant Fronts, In Palestine; For walking on sand, 1917. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageDesert Collection: Distant Fronts, In Palestine; Camp in an oasis in the Sinai desert, 1917. Creator: Unknown

Distant Fronts, In Palestine; Camp in an oasis in the Sinai desert, 1917. Creator: Unknown
Distant Fronts, In Palestine; Camp in an oasis in the Sinai desert, 1917. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageDesert Collection: Distant Fronts, At Ouaddai; Silian cavalry shot down a few meters from the square... 1917

Distant Fronts, At Ouaddai; Silian cavalry shot down a few meters from the square... 1917. Creator: Unknown
Distant Fronts, At Ouaddai; Silian cavalry shot down a few meters from the square formed by the skirmishers seen in the background, 1917

Background imageDesert Collection: Lion Drinking, c1897. Creator: Henry Ossawa Tanner

Lion Drinking, c1897. Creator: Henry Ossawa Tanner
Lion Drinking, c1897

Background imageDesert Collection: Distant Fronts, In Hejaz; Flag of the Independent Kingdom of Hejaz, 1917. Creator: Unknown

Distant Fronts, In Hejaz; Flag of the Independent Kingdom of Hejaz, 1917. Creator: Unknown
Distant Fronts, In Hejaz; Flag of the Independent Kingdom of Hejaz, 1917. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageDesert Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Mulatre Libre du Mexique, c1797

Costumes de Différents Pays, Mulatre Libre du Mexique, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, LF Labrousse
Costumes de Differents Pays, Mulatre Libre du Mexique, c1797

Background imageDesert Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Prince et Princesse Maurea, c1797

Costumes de Différents Pays, Prince et Princesse Maurea, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur
Costumes de Differents Pays, Prince et Princesse Maurea, c1797

Background imageDesert Collection: Procession of San Estevan-Acoma, 1904. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Procession of San Estevan-Acoma, 1904. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Procession of San Estevan-Acoma, 1904

Background imageDesert Collection: Man on a running camel in a desert landscape, 1830-1860. Creator: Albertus van Beest

Man on a running camel in a desert landscape, 1830-1860. Creator: Albertus van Beest
Man on a running camel in a desert landscape, 1830-1860

Background imageDesert Collection: A Well in the Hyrcanian desert; The Hyrcanian Desert, 1875. Creator: Armin Vambery

A Well in the Hyrcanian desert; The Hyrcanian Desert, 1875. Creator: Armin Vambery
A Well in the Hyrcanian desert; The Hyrcanian Desert, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London]

Background imageDesert Collection: A Turkoman; The Hyrcanian Desert, 1875. Creator: Armin Vambery

A Turkoman; The Hyrcanian Desert, 1875. Creator: Armin Vambery
A Turkoman; The Hyrcanian Desert, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London]

Background imageDesert Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Femme Arabe du Desert Vendant du Pain, c1797

Costumes de Différents Pays, Femme Arabe du Desert Vendant du Pain, c1797
Costumes de Differents Pays, Femme Arabe du Desert Vendant du Pain, c1797

Background imageDesert Collection: Halt by a Stream near El Arish, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Halt by a Stream near El Arish, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Halt by a Stream near El Arish, 1857. Scene near El Arish - the Egyptian quarantine station, on the Syrian frontiers...On the other side of the river, where grow tall and graceful poplar-trees

Background imageDesert 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 imageDesert 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 imageDesert 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 imageDesert 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



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