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[Poidebard, Antoine]; [David, G.]
Lèja. Vue caractéristiques
[Syria], 1927. Side wire stitched brochure. Title in ink on the first leaf. Contains six black and white photographs, mounted on cardboard leaves. Three images are labeled and credited on the negative. The first leaf is slightly dusted, dented with a small loss at the lower edge. Leaves are wavy at the edges. The photos are in fine condition. Overall in very good condition.. Side wire stitched brochure. Title in ink on the first leaf. Contains six black and white photographs, mounted on cardboard leaves. Three images are labeled and credited on the negative. 7 leaves. (6 photos; size: ca. 225 × 165 mm). A collection of six early aerial photos of the Al-Lajat region in southern Syria. This collection of six aerial photographs were taken in the Al-Lajat region in Syria, south of Damascus, and they are presumably related to the archeological examination of the region executed by Antoine Poidebard, with the help of the 39th Aviation Regiment of the French Army of the Levant (39e régiment d'aviation, Armée du Levant). Antoine Poidebard (1878-1955) was a French archeologist and a pioneer of aerial archeology in the Middle East. He started the aerial observations in Syria in 1925, and by 1932 the desert regions at the borders of the country, from the As-Safa and the Al-Lajat in the south to the Euphrates, over 750 km in length and 100 to 200 km in depth, were entirely explored. His results were published in a two-volume book La trace de Rome dans le désert de Syrie in 1934. Two of the present images were taken by "Lt. David" who appears to be identical to "G. Davi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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