Frankincense and more The fragrant land of Oman, tucked away in the south-eastern corner of Arabia, is rich with glorious archaeology. But what are its highlights? David Millar is our guide. Imagine a country with a near-complete archaeological record from the time that humans first came ‘out of Africa’, with settlements and monuments as old […]


Atlantis of the Sands

The cover says it all – or seems to. A gung-ho romp through the sandy wastes of the Arabian Empty Quarter in search of a lost civililization. The quest for the fabled city of Ubar, or Wabar as H. StJ Philby and Lawrence had it, is set against the stirring background of Ranulph Fiennes’s world […]