Poets have sung their praises. Painters have put them on canvas. And sculptor Benvenuto Cellini immortalized them on a bas-relief in Florence.
Bedouin jewelry designs are as old as Ur and older than Rome, but in a torrent of costume jewelry are vanishing as rapidly as the people who made them.
To Samy Elias.a college town in Appalachia seemed the very place to test the PRT—one of the world's most advanced rapid-transit projects.
Out in the deeper waters of the Arabian Gulf, Aramco has built and put into operation another island of steel for today's deep-draft tankers.
As the shopping mall eases out the supermarket in America, the supermarket is easing out the ancient suq, Middle Eastern progenitor of the shopping mall.
To describe the breathtaking beauty of Turkey's Lake Van region, the ancient Armenians had a proverb. "Van in this world," they said, "Paradise in the next."