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Volume 33, Number 1 January/February 1982

In This Issue

January/February 1982
The Arabian Lion
Written and photographed by Torben B. Larsen

Grown, they look like dragonflies, but at the larval stage the ant-lions —squat, tough, and as fierce as the real thing—not only feed on ants, but dig pits in which to trap them.

The Egyptian Revival
Written and photographed by William Rockett

It began in Ohio with Mrs. Trollope's "bizarre bazaar": the revival, in the New World, of the architecture and architectural forms of ancient Egypt.

The Hidden Power
Written and photographed by John Feeney

Outside Cairo, in a small museum, a unique collection of sculpture in mud by young superbly talented children whose "hidden power" one man believed, has been handed down from ancient Egypt.

The Return of Fayrouz
Written by Barry Hoberman
Photographed by Katrina Thomas

"Nostalgic but vibrant, sad but defiant... capable of jubilation... mystic... fiery..'.' is the way one writer described the most famous singer in the Arab world: Fayrouz, known to many as "The Soul of Lebanon"

The Russells of Aleppo
Written by John M. Munro
Photographed by Katrina Thomas

Dispassionate and empirical, systematic and scientific, two English doctors left an objective and enthusiastic account of life in 18th-century Aleppo.