National Geographic : 1928 Feb
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE THE GATE OF THE DESERT According to Arab tradition the great rift in the rock wall at El Kantara was made by Hercules with a single twist of his foot, to form a gateway between mountains and desert. The place derives its name from the remains of a Roman bridge which are still to be seen near by. () National Geographic Society Autochromes by Gervais Courtellemont THE KORAN REPLACES THE THREE R'S IN THIS SCHOOL In compliance with the injunctions of the Prophet, all Arab boys must learn the Koran. How ever, the language which they speak has drifted so far away from the pure Arabic of their sacred book that they can not understand passages they memorize, but simply repeat them parrot fashion.