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Volume 31, Number 3 May/June 1980

In This Issue

May/June 1980
Arab Art in Argeles
Written by Rosalind Mazzawi
Photographed by Tor Eigeland

In a village in the Pyrenees, the ancient art of miniature painting still lives - thanks to Edmond Tiffou's dedicated efforts to revive this nearly extinct art.

A Journey to Hail
Written by Zahra Freeth and Victor Winstone

To help a young friend find a wife, Lady Anne and her husband set off for Hail - a journey that became one of the best 19th-century books on the exploration of the Arabian Peninsula.

The Last Patrol
Written by Rami G. Khouri
Photographed by Tor Eigeland

As the desert changes and the Bedouins drift to the cities, the Desert Patrol of Jordan - the famous and colorful "Camel Corps" - slowly adjusts to the needs and challenges of the world of today.

The Seven Wonders
Written by Paul Lunde
Illustrated by Michael Turner

The great monuments of the past awed the observers of their day, from Babylon to Cairo. For us - though most have disappeared - they can serve as a reminder of the achievements of the ancients.

A Temple at the Met
Written by William H. Rockett
Photographed by Nicholas Kourides

In an island of glass in a corner of Central Park, the Temple of Dendur, snatched from the rising waters of Lake Nasser, has found a setting to match its beauty.