Strange, mysterious, unique people. Wayward and distinctive. Their appearance is in full compliance with the conditions in which they live.
The very concept of nomadism instantly refers to antiquity, history, living sources of the past. Nevertheless, it is well known that the modern world, like Mongolia, and Egypt have their own nomads. We are talking, of course, about the Bedouins.
From their primitive homeland - from the inner countries of the Arabian Peninsula - the Bedouins have long spread across the Syrian and Egyptian deserts, then, after the fall of the ancient cultural states, across Syria, Mesopotamia and Chaldea, and with the conquest of Africa by the Muslim Arabs, in the 7th century they occupied a large desert between The Red Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, which became their second homeland.
Thus, the Bedouin tribes of Arab origin conquered the area stretching from the western border of Persia to the Atlantic Ocean, however, in this vast area, they are masters only within the desert. There are a large number of Bedouins on the territory of Egypt today. In the same Sharm El Sheikh, people often come to see their way of life, customs, way of life.
Strange, mysterious, unique people. Wayward and distinctive. Their appearance - full compliance with the conditions in which they live, or rather, with which they surrounded themselves: tall, slender and flexible body, powerful muscles and dark from the sun, despite the abundance of white clothes, skin.
Photo: Dmitri1999 wikipedia.org The old Arab idea of the superiority of the nomadic way of life over the settled one and the contempt for agriculture was reflected in the names of the tribes involved in this type of labor. To call a person "the son of a craftsman" is to insult him. Well, almost as mean.
Like the Gypsies, who sometimes settle in expensive houses, settling in one place, the Bedouins today are not absolutely nomadic people. There are many examples when wealthy Bedouin families (from some tourists the profits can be fabulous) settle in beautiful houses, drive prestigious cars and send their children to study in Europe.
At the same time, it is customary to demonstrate their origin and adherence to Bedouin traditions. This is very similar to the Caucasian or Asian clan tradition. It is important that this is not just a popular phenomenon - these "new Bedouins" do spend some time in the desert in their native tents in the spring, hunting gazelles with greyhounds and birds of prey.
So, now wealthy Arabs, merging with the familiar nature of the desert, return to the world of a thousand years ago, returning you and me too.