National Geographic : 1938 Dec
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE ALAOUITES CELEBRATE A MYSTERIOUS FESTIVAL NEAR ANTIOCH The odd, white-plastered object resembling a coconut cake is an outdoor altar on which sometimes offerings of perfumed charcoal are burned. Beneath it a priest may be buried. C) National t eographic society Kodachrome Photographs by W. Robert Moore LEAGUE OF NATIONS PROTEGES GARB FOR A HOLIDAY These Assyrians speak Syriac, a dialect of the same Aramaic language which Christ spoke. They inhabit sugar-loaf houses, so built because timbers for roof beams are scarce (Plate II).