National Geographic : 1938 Dec
IN THE LAND OF MOSES AND ABRAHAM () .National Geographic Society Kodachrome Photograph by WV. Robert Moore SOLDIERS OF THE FRENCH-TRAINED ARAB CAMEL CORPS HALT AT PALMYRA Used for desert patrol work, 300 such troopers are stationed here, and a similar force is at Deir-ez Zor, important military post on the Euphrates (Plates VII and XV). Should nomad outlaws rob a bus or truck convoy on the Iraq-Syrian highway, the camel corps would soon be after them. These ruins mark the site of the splendid capital of Queen Zenobia, the heroine who defied the Roman Empire. Emperor Aurelian advanced with his legions, defeated Zenobia's army, destroyed her capital, and carried her off to Rome.