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Volume 24, Number 4 July/August 1973

In This Issue

July/August 1973
Ahmad and Oil
Illustrated by Don Thompson

Ahmad is an inquisitive boy featured with his father in a colorful new 32-page booklet produced by Aramco to answer some of the questions Arab students ask about oil

Aramcos Bedouins
Written by William E. Mulligan
Illustrated by Penny Williams-Yaqub

The Squire was a man with a wealth of historical and geographical information—and the somewhat disconcerting habit of pulling live snakes out of his pockets.

Backgammon Comes Back...Or was It Ever Away?
Written by John O'Neill
Photographed by Khalil Abou El Nasr

The Middle East's most popular pastime—a game perhaps as old as civilized man—is riding a new wave of popularity in the West.

The Return of Papyrus
Written by Mason Rossiter Smith
Photographed by John Feeney

When paper came to the Middle East papyrus bowed out. Now, after nine centuries, the papyrus of the ancient Egyptians is being made again on the banks of the Nile.

Written by Robert Arndt
Photographed by Robert Azzi

For the people of the island which may have been Atlantis, the most normal activities are connected with a most abnormal phenomenon—the volcano.

They Went To The Fair
Written by Frederick King Poole
Illustrated by The Charles Corm Collection

Back in 1939, the pavilion of little Lebanon, thanks to the enthusiasm and energy of a patriotic businessman, was one of the hits at the world's biggest show.