National Geographic : 1928 Jul
THE HOLIEST MOSLEM SHRINE IN CYPRUS Here Umm Haram, a close relative of the Prophet, fell from a donkey, broke her neck and wasburied. Cypress, palm and eucalyptus add their varied color notes to that of the dome of the mosque-tomb. At the right are the still waters oftheevaporation tank orsalt lake beside which the shrine stands. The lakes at Larnaka are seven feet below sea level and each winter theseawater isallowed tofillthe basin, which in summer becomes a parched plain, encrusted with salt.