National Geographic : 1935 Dec
THE ROCK OF ADEN 727 rnotograpn oy Lnaries K. Moser FROM DECK CHAIRS TRAVELERS WATCH THE CRAFT THAT ONCE TRANSPORTED SPICES AND SLAVES TO EUROPE Centuries before steam navigation brought commerce to this port by way of the Suez Canal, such Arab dhows were sailing its coasts. "No craft has played a greater part in world history," asserts one writer. "The lateen yard is as much the emblem of the Faith as is the crescent." © Alex Stocker A SEVEN-MANPOWER ROLLER SMOOTHS ADEN'S STREETS Half-naked natives work on the roads around The Crescent in the modern business district that has grown beside the Inner Harbor (see illustration, page 730). Aden was the first British terri torial acquisition during the reign of Queen Victoria; a statue to her stands in the background.