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Volume 24, Number 2 March/April 1973

In This Issue

March/April 1973
Al-Hurr—The Noble One
Written by Paul Brock
Photographed by William Tracy

Poets have sung their praises. Painters have put them on canvas. And sculptor Benvenuto Cellini immortalized them on a bas-relief in Florence.

Bangles From The Sands
Written by Claire N. Clemons
Illustrated by Penny Williams-Yaqub

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.

Dr. Elias and the Morgantown El
Written by John Luter
Illustrated by Ed Davis

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.

Sea Island 4
Written by John Sabini
Photographed by Burnett H. Moody

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.

Written by Robert Azzi
Photographed by S. M. Amin

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.

Written by John Noonan
Photographed by Robert Azzi

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."