Saudi Aramco World: January/February 2014 - page 2

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January/February 2014
Published Bimonthly Vol. 65, No. 1
Saudi Aramco, the oil company born as an international
enterprise more than eighty years ago, distributes Saudi
Aramco World to increase cross-cultural understand-
ing. The magazine’s goal is to broaden knowledge of
the cultures, history and geography of the Arab and
Muslim worlds and their connections with the West.
Saudi Aramco World is distributed without charge, upon
request, to a limited number of interested readers.
Back Cover
Justice John B. Simon of the
Illinois Appellate Court poses
alongside a cast of a stele
inscribed in 18th-century
BCE
Iraq. “Past and present are
fused by the similarity of the
Code of Hammurabi and the
laws of today. Both make the
law the sublimator of conflicts.“
Photo by Jason Reblando.
Fresh-faced and insouciant under
a doorway that hints at the wear
of centuries, a boy poses in the
Casbah of Algiers. “For a kid
like me,” says Kader Benamara,
who grew up to work as an
economist, “the Casbah was a
magical place day and night.”
Photo by Kevin Bubriski.
Our Work: Modern Jobs — Ancient Origins
Portraits by Jason Reblando
Interviews by Matthew Cunningham
The University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute selected 24 working professionals—from a real
estate broker to a cowboy, from a taxi driver to community farmer Erika Allen (above)—and asked
them to be photographed with and interviewed about ancient artifacts that hark back to the begin-
nings of their professions. The results bridge a gulf of time that stretches the imagination.
10: ANGELA WEISS / GETTY IMAGES
From Saudi
Arabia With
Love
Written by Leila Al-Habbal
Winning hearts and prizes
around the world, Wadjda is a
middle-class Riyadh girl pursuing
her dream in the debut feature
film by Saudi director Haifaa Al
Mansour—now the first film
submitted by Saudi Arabia for
nomination to the Oscars.
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Origins
Modern
Jobs
OURWORK
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