A. L. Holt
Major A. L. Holt MBE MC (1896 - 1971) was a British military officer and explorer.In the 1920s when a member of the Royal Engineers, Holt led a number of motorized expeditions through the deserts of A...
Ibn Battuta
Ibn Baṭūṭah (Arabic: أبو عبد الله محمد بن عبد الله اللواتي الطنجي بن بطوطة‎, ʾAbū ʿAbd al-Lāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Lāh l-Lawātī ṭ-Ṭanǧī ibn Baṭūṭah), or simply Ibn Battuta (ابن بطوطة) (Febr...
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Thomas Barger
Thomas Barger (1909 – 1986) was an American geologist, explorer, miner, businessman and former CEO of the Arabian American Oil Company (formerly Aramco now Saudi Aramco).
Thomas Barger was born in...
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Louis du Couret
Louis du Couret or Abd ul-Hamid In (1812 – 1 April 1867) was a French explorer, military officer, and writer.Louis du Couret was born in France. His father was in the French Army and was a Colonel. du...
Androsthenes of Thasos
For other uses, see AndrosthenesAndrosthenes son of Callistratus, from Thasos, who had been settled in Amphipolis, was admiral of Alexander the Great. He accompanied as a trierarch the Nearchus' fl...
Martin Baumgarten
Martin von Baumgarten was an explorer who wrote the book "The travels of Martin Baumgarten Through Egypt, Arabia, Palestine, and Syria." This book is mentioned in "Age of Reason" by John Locke [1].[2]...
Hannu
Hannu, Hennu or Henenu was an Egyptian noble, serving as m-r-pr "majordomo" to Mentuhotep III in the 21st to 20th century BC. He reportedly re-opened the trade routes to Punt and Libya for the Middle...
Gerard Leachman
Brevet Lieut.-Colonel Gerard Evelyn Leachman CIE DSO (27 July 1880 - 12 August 1920) was a British soldier and intelligence officer who travelled extensively in Arabia.
Leachman was commissioned i...
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Gertrude Bell
Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, CBE (14 July 1868 – 12 July 1926) was an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, archaeologist and spy who explored, mapped, and became highl...
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William Shakespear (explorer)
Captain William Henry Irvine Shakespear (29 October 1878 – 24 January 1915), was a British civil servant and explorer who mapped uncharted areas of Northern Arabia and made the first official British ...
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Wilfred Thesiger
Major Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger, , also called Mubarak bin London (Arabic for "the blessed one from London") (3 June 1910 – 24 August 2003) was a British explorer and travel writer.Thesiger is best...
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Freya Stark
Dame Freya Madeline Stark, Mrs Perowne, DBE (31 January 1893 – 9 May 1993) was a British explorer and travel writer. She wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanist...
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Gerald de Gaury
Gerald de Gaury MC (1897 – 1984) was a British military officer, Arabist, explorer, historian and diplomat.He served in the Hampshire Regiment in the First World War, where he was wounded on several o...
Bertram Thomas
Bertram Sidney Thomas (13 June 1892 – 27 December 1950) was an English civil servant who is the first documented Westerner to cross the Rub' al Khali (Empty Quarter). He was also a scientist who ...
Kilakarai
Kilakarai, Kilakkarai or Keelakarai (Tamil: கீழக்கரை) is a municipality in Ramanathapuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. As of 2011, the town had a population of 38,355.
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Anne Blunt, 15th Baroness Wentworth
Anne Isabella Noel Blunt, 15th Baroness Wentworth (née King-Noel; 22 September 1837 – 15 December 1917), known for most of her life as Lady Anne Blunt, was co-founder, with her husband the poet Wilfri...
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George William Rendel
Sir George William Rendel (1889 – 6 May 1979) was a British diplomat.Rendel, the son of the engineer George Wightwick Rendel was educated at Downside School and at Queen's College, Oxford, graduating ...
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Rihla
Ar-Rihla, or, Riḥlah (الرحلة, literally "Journey") is a Classical Arabic term of a quest, with connotations of a voyage undertaken for the sake of divine knowledge of Islam. It is also a form of trave...
Georg August Wallin
Georg (George) August Wallin (Yrjö Aukusti Wallin, aka Abd al-Wali; 24 October 1811 – 23 October 1852) was a Finnish orientalist, explorer and professor remembered for his journeys in the Middle...
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Eduard Glaser
Eduard Glaser (15 March 1855 – 7 May 1908) was an Austrian Arabist and archeologist. He was one of the first Europeans who explored South Arabia. He collected thousands of inscriptions in Yemen that...
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John Fryer Thomas Keane
John Fryer Thomas Keane (4 October 1854 – 1 September 1937), popularly known as Jack Keane, was a Yorkshire clergyman's son who went to sea at the age of twelve. In 1877, still only 23 but having had ...
Ulrich Jasper Seetzen
Ulrich Jasper Seetzen (January 30, 1767 – September 1811) was a German explorer of Arabia and Palestine from Jever, German Frisia. An alternate spelling of his name, Ulrich Iospar Sentzen, is sometime...
Johann Ludwig Burckhardt
Johann Ludwig (also known as John Lewis, Jean Louis) Burckhardt (November 24, 1784 – October 15, 1817) was a Swiss traveller, geographer, and orientalist. He wrote his letters in French and signed Lo...
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William Gifford Palgrave
William Gifford Palgrave (1826–1888) was an Arabic scholar, born at Westminster, England. He was the son of Sir Francis Palgrave, K.H. and Elizabeth Turner.
He was educated at Charterhouse S...
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Charles Montagu Doughty
Charles Montagu Doughty (19 August 1843 – 20 January 1926) was an English poet, writer, and traveller born in Theberton Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk and educated at private schools in Laleham and Elstree...
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James Raymond Wellsted
James Raymond Wellsted (1805–1842) was a lieutenant in the Indian navy who travelled extensively on the Arabian Peninsula in the 1830s.
As second lieutenant on the East India Company's survey brig...
Carsten Niebuhr
Carsten Niebuhr or Karsten Niebuhr (17 March 1733 Lüdingworth – 26 April 1815 Meldorf, Dithmarschen) a German mathematician, cartographer, and explorer in the service of Denmark, is renowned for his p...
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Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje
Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje (8 February 1857 – 26 June 1936) was a Dutch scholar of Oriental cultures and languages and Advisor on Native Affairs to the colonial government of the Netherlands East Ind...
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St John Philby
Harry St John Bridger Philby CIE (3 April 1885 – 30 September 1960), also known as Jack Philby or Sheikh Abdullah (الشيخ عبدالله), was a British Arabist, explorer, writer, and colonial office intellig...
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