Wednesday, 25 January 2012
A mud house in the Tukhfah Mountains
According to the back of the card, this is the oldest mud house in the Tukhfah Mountains of Saudi Arabia, in the Qasim or Qasseem province. It is interesting to see the similarities with mud-built houses elsewhere in the world, for instance in New Mexico.
The province, as you might guess from the picture, has a typical desert climate with cold and (relatively) rainy winters followed by hot and dry summers. Traditionally it is an agricultural area, producing dates, oranges and lemons and other fruits.