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The Somali Community in the Port of London, The British Protectorate

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Aden on the coast of Arabia, c. 1835.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW6156
Description: A rift valley in Saudi Arabia was formed due to a series of great fissures, and this was later occupied by the sea to produce the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The Red Sea coast is often bold and mountainous, with peaks of 3,000 metres. In 1839, the British annexed Aden and it became the first colonial acquisition of Queen Victoria's long reign.
Creator: Lt-Col Charles Hamilton Smith 1776-1859 [artist]
Date: Unknown
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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