From the steppes of Asia to the dunes of the Sahara ... arid wastelands and the almost lifeless desert worlds.
Through symbolic art consigned to darkened tombs ... they conquered death and served its timeless needs.
Out of the drifting sand and rubble of eight centuries ... another remnant of Roman rule in the province of Syria.
To meet the enormous demands of the world of tomorrow...petroleum's planners are making their forecasts today.
She came as Bertha Spafford; she stayed as Bertha Vester ... and became, to those she served, "mother of mercy".
Although the map points east, the real direction is up ... up where the air is cool and the sunshine tastes of lemon.