Sir Percy Cox exploring Oman
The article describes a trip in Oman by Percy Cox made 25 years earlier (around 1900) when he was the British agent in Oman. The most interesting part of the article is the fact that it contains some very early photos of Oman taken in 1900. It includes photos of the town Tanuf , Nizwa fort and the village Beni Habib in the Jebel Akhdar. Sir Percy Cox became chairman of the Royal Geographical Society. When Rudolph the son of princess Emily Ruete and his wife were having tea with Mrs Cox, Sir Percy Cox had a hunting accident and died.
In the "Books & Maps" section of our website we have a spectacular book "The Persian Question" by Lord Curzon that belonged to Sir Percy Cox including his book-plate that shows him dressed as an Arab and dressed as a traditional Englishman, so he felt himself half an Englishman and half an Arab! Percy Cox and Gertrude Bell also played a key role in the shaping of Iraq.