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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Incense and imagery: mapping agricultural and water management systems on the island of Socotra, Yemen

Thanks to Julian we are moving on with those enigmatic walls all over the island...

Still a lot of work ahead, but hopefully the knowledge about who / when / why will clear up!

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318277471_Incense_and_imagery_mapping_agricultural_and_water_management_systems_on_the_island_of_Socotra_Yemen
or here:
http://dro.dur.ac.uk/21552/

Sunday, 1 January 2017

SOCOTRA, THE ISLAND OF DJINNS. TRAILER

Not new at all, just something to let your thoughts carried away on the first day of this new year...

From 2015 by Jordi Esteva:


SOCOTRA, THE ISLAND OF DJINNS. TRAILER from Jordi Esteva on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Sons of Socotra stage protest rally to demand end of Saudi blockade

As the air bridge between the mainland and Socotra island is blocked since the start of the civil war in Yemen, lack of food, fuel, medicines and other basic materials are getting a vital issue. Some Socotri are addressing the United Nations to end this blockade.

More info here: http://www.sabanews.net/en/news450617.htm

Thursday, 8 December 2016

60 missing after ship capsizes off Yemen's Socotra island

As the air bridge between the mainland and Socotra island is blocked since the civil war, people are travelling over the ocean again. Unfortunately yesterday a vessel capsized before the island, carrying mainly women and children.

Our condolences to their families!

Some random links:
http://www.firstpost.com/world/60-feared-drowned-off-yemen-coast-after-boat-disappears-near-socotra-island-3143856.html
http://satprnews.com/2016/12/07/more-than-50-people-missing-after-ship-sinks-off-yemens-socotra-island/
http://www.nation.co.ke/news/world/Ship-sinks-off-Yemen-with-60-aboard/1068-3477886-12r8qj7/

Friday, 18 November 2016

Rock art on Socotra, Yemen: the discovery of a petroglyph site on the island's south coast.

Last year Julian took the opportunity to visit beside Dahaisi Cave also the islands south coast to map and record another petroglyph site.
We were quite lucky to be granted access to the site by the local sheik, although we were given a strict window of time to do our thing.

Thanks Julian!