Dr. Wendell Phillips
Wendell Phillips (1921 - 1975), American archaeologist and oil magnate who led some of the first archaeological expeditions in the areas that are part of modern-day Yemen and Oman. Excavating primarily in the 1950s, Phillips unearthed artefacts from the ancient kingdom of Sabaʾ. He was famous in the United States for his dashing style and adventurous stories, leading to his nickname, "America's Lawrence of Arabia".
Following his archaeological career, Phillips acquired oil concessions in Oman, Venezuela, South Korea, Indonesia, and other countries, which made him the largest individual holder of oil rights in the world, and gave him a net worth of $120 million
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Surrender of Jerusalem to British, Palestine, WW1
The surrender of Jerusalem to the British, on the Lifta-Jerusalem Road, during the First World War. The Mayor of Jerusalem, Hussein Salim Al-Husseini, stands at the centre (with walking stick). To his immediate right is Sergeant Frederick Hurcomb, and further to his right is Sergeant James Sedgewick, both of the 2/19th Battalion of the London Regiment, 60th Division. A man at the back holds a white flag. The sergeants were taken by surprise, and refused to take the offered surrender document; fortunately Brigadier-General CF Watson, commanding the 180th Infantry Brigade, entered the town, and accepted the document. Date: 9 December 1917
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