Andras Zboray

1933, October to December: Almasy's "Frobenius Expedition"

Almásy leads Leo Frobenius, Hans Rhotert & artist Elisabeth Pauli to the known rock art sites at Uweinat & the Gilf Kebir, then on to the sites of the south Libyan Desert discovered by Newbold & Shaw. During this trip (DIAFE XI) a great number of new sites are discovered, most importantly the two painted shelters at Wadi Sora, and many unknown engravings and paintings at Karkur Talh. Rhotert published the results of this (and the 1935 DIAFE XII) expedition in 1952: “Libysche Felsbilder”

Expedition Photographs
Expedition Route Map

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  • ALMÁSY, László, “Az ismeretlen szahara” (The Unknown Sahara), Budapest, 1934 and “Levegõben, homokon” (In air and on sand), Budapest, 1937 (The abridged version of the two volumes was published in German as “Unbekante Sahara”, Leipzig, 1939, re-published in Vienna in 1997 as “Schwimmer in der Wüste”)
  • ALMÁSY, László, “Recentes Explorations dans le Desert Libyque”, Royal Geographical Society of Egypt, Cairo, 1936
  • ALMÁSY, László, “Bir Bidi”, Sudan Notes & Records, Vol:18 (1933), pp:259-276
  • RHOTERT, Hans, “Libysche Felsbilder”, Darmstadt, 1952