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Volume 17, Number 5 September/October 1966

In This Issue

September/October 1966
On A Bus To Baghdad
Written by Fuad Rayess
Photographed by Khalil Abou El Nasr

Back in Beirut it had seemed like an exciting idea ... At the edge of the Syrian Desert it wasn't the same.

Pink Gold
Written by William Tracy
Photographed by Ali A. Khalifa

Off the coast of Saudi Arabia and 10 fathoms down ... new sources of wealth for the Eastern Province.

The Scholar From Algeria
Written by John Anthony
Illustrated by Don Thompson

In the 5th century Herodotus made history a science ... In the 14th, Ibn Khaldoun made it a philosophy.

Photographed by Khalil Abou El Nasr

Across deserts and over hills the oil flows west ... and into the silver tanks on the hills above the sea.

Where Sat Saint Simeon
Written by Jan Van Os
Photographed by T. F. Walters

Amid the silent, mysterious Dead Cities of Syria... Qal'at Sem'an, the fortress of the enigmatic Simeon.

Writing From A to Z
Written by Daniel Da Cruz

Of mankind's pivotal discoveries, the alphabet stands alone ... a key to learning, a base for progress.