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Volume 14, Number 9 November/December 1963

In This Issue

November/December 1963
Arabian Sea

Twentieth-century mariners ply a highway of trade with a heritage that harks back to Sindbad.

Caliph and Conqueror

His people called him Omar the Great; historians ever since have endorsed his title.

A Church In Jordan

The revered Church of the Holy Sepulchre has changed its appearance more than once during its sixteen centuries in Jerusalem.

The Earliest Engineers

There were no steam shovels or bulldozers in 2,000 B.C. to help builders erect structures on a grand scale.

Oil Show

Aramco takes a show on the road each year to explain the oil business to eager audiences all over Saudi Arabia.

Pilgrimage To Mecca

One of the "Five Pillars" of Islam is called the Hadj—the visit to the holiest sites in the Muslim world.