National Geographic : 1919 Apr
THIS PHOTOGRAPH GIVES A GENERAL VIEW OE THE VILLAGE OF URGUB, FROM WHICH THE TWO PANORAMIC STREET SCENES ON PAGES 314 AND 315 WERE TAKEN The village is built around one of those great pumice boulders, or hummocks, of which severalspecimens areshown onpages 324-327. Most, if not all, of the houses seen here are mere facades giving entrance to the chambers, which extend horizontally into thebowels oftheearth. The house facades are all built of quarried pumice-stone. The top of the hummock on which the domed mosque stands marks theoriginal level ofthe plateau.