The conquerors came, the merchants remained ... to trade their way across, the known world.
Toward independence and originality ... seven decades of change in Arabic, literature.
Goats are valuable, trees are vulnerable… to reforest eroded lands.
Overland to the Mediterranean flows the oil ... the story of Tapline, then, since and now.
Deep in the barren regions called "The Sands" ... they spawned a legend and gave it substance.