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Volume 36, Number 5 September/October 1985

In This Issue

September/October 1985
A Campus for KSU
Written by William McQuade and Joseph Fitchett

To provide King Sa'ud University with a brand new campus in Riyadh, an international team of builders carried out what may be the single biggest construction project ever awarded.

A Festival at Janadriyah
Written by Arthur Clark
Photographed by M. S. Al-Shabeeb

At Janadriyah, Saudi Arabia's National Guard presents the kindgom's first National Heritage and Folk Culture Festival to show the country as it was "in the days of our fathers and grandfathers."

Gateway on the Nile
Written and photographed by John Feeney

For thousands of years Aswan, where the Nile glides out of Nubia, was the end of the known world; beyond were only the "Land of the Ghosts" and the "Land of the Swamps."

A Gift from the Kingdom
Written by Aileen Vincent-Barwood
Photographed by Katrina Thomas

When you first see it, hanging in the New York headquarters of the United Nations, you are taken aback by its splendor - a superb piece of Islamic decorative art given by Saudi Arabia.

Scheherezade in Paris
Written by Rosalind Mazzawi
Photographed by Patrick Edgard-Rosa

Scheherezade, the beautiful raconteuse of the famous Arabian Nights, already immortalized in books and ballet, showed up again last winter as the star of a new and exceptional exhibit in Paris.