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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!

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Evers (2014-15), Cave of Revelations. Indian Ocean Trade in light of the Socotran Graffiti, digital v.2.pdf

The digital version (ver 2) of "Cave of Revelations. Indian Ocean Trade in light of the Socotran Graffiti, by Kasper Evers can be downloaded here.
The Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology n°10-11 2014-2015 has besides a nice color (see below) interesting related articles too!

Friday, 21 October 2016

The Friends of Socotra underground...

The Friends of Socotra meeting, held in Tübingen, hosted and organised by Research Area Geography at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, with the scientific content coordinated by the Centre for Middle Eastern Plants, part of the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh.
Here you can view all pictures from the event, thanks to Dirk Van Dorpe (SKP photographer).
We even had a change to team up underground in the Fels Hohle, quite unique to find so many Socotra researchers underground.

All Friends of Socotra wish that the war in Yemen ends asap, so peace, construction and sustainability can trive again!

Monday, 10 October 2016

European Geologist of the month

Just got elected as the European Geologist of the month, thanks!
Read the interview here...
Geology has lots to offer for Society today, just an overview downloadable in different languages.