Author: J and Mrs. Theodore Bent
James Theodore Bent was an English explorer, archaeologist, and author, whose books were popular for their imperial slant. His wife Mabel was a skilled photographer who often goes uncredited. She published a collection of her husband's last writings as a final book.

After our journeys in South Africa and Abyssinia, it was suggested to my husband that a survey of the Hadhramout by an independent traveller would be useful to the Government; so in the winter of 1893 – 94 we determined to do our best to penetrate into this unknown district.  (More…)