National Geographic : 1932 Oct
PhotographbyDr. D. van der Meulen and Dr. H.von Wissmann THE SUDDEN VISION OF A SILENT, MYSTERIOUS CITY, BUILT UNDER CLIFFS AS IN OURPREHISTORIC SOUTHWEST, ASTONISHED THE CHRISTIANS WHEN THEIR CARAVAN REACHED THE CANYON BRINK But for these deep, winding canyons and their tributaries, the Hadhramaut would be uninhabitable. Centuries offloods and erosion have deposited silt along the stream beds, resulting in much tillable land. Sheep, camels, donkeys, cows, and oxen graze in the side canyons and depressions, but horses are rare. Curiously enough, some of these remote Hadhramaut towns saw motorcars before they saw Europeans.