Get the Facts
Photograph by Helen Dittrich, My Shot
An orange paper parasol silhouettes a woman’s curves. In ancient Egypt, China, India, and Mesopotamia, umbrellas protected important people from the sun.
(From the National Geographic book Visions of Earth)
Buy the book Visions of Earth » Watch a video of highlights from the book » See more pictures in our monthly Visions of Earth feature »
Send to a Friend
© 1996-2013 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.