"Kemal el Din in 1925, who, almost solitary, carried out the first great modern expedition."

Prince Kamal El Dine Hussein was in line to succeed to the Egyptian throne, but he voluntarily renounced the succession. He was interests lay in desert exploration and in Suffism, the mystical branch of Islam.

During the 1920s Kemal mapped great parts of the Gilf Kebir. Suffering from ill health, Kemal went on to fund Almasy's efforts to locate Zezurra and map the Gilf Kebir in the 1930s.