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Volume 13, Number 7 August/September 1962

In This Issue

August/September 1962
Arabian Nights

On the first of a thousand and one nights, beguiling Scheherazade began a career as talespinner extraordinary.

Fire At Dammam No. 12

A 200-foot-high flare of smoke and flame signaled the dramatic beginning of a famous oil well fire in eastern Saudi Arabia.

Mosques Of Many Nations

No two mosques are exactly the same, for architects and builders always draw on native inspiration and material.

Operation Biblelands

In 1848, sixteen American sailors carried out a friendship expedition to the inland waters of the Middle East.

Safaniya Field

The spot in the Persian Gulf where the sons of Sindbad once dropped their anchors is today the site of Aramco's offshore Safaniya Field.