National Geographic : 1935 Feb
©American Colony, Jerusalem UMM EL BIYARA WAS IMPREGNABLE UNTIL THE AIRPLANES ARRIVED The ancient Edomite and Nabatean stronghold was on the flat summit of the mountain on the left (see text, page137, and illustrations, pages 130-1 and 149). The bird's-eye view shows how safe a retreat it was. The stream bed in the center is Wadi es Siyagh. In the right centerEl Habis appears-a tiny hillinfront ofthelarger peaks. Almost in its shadow stand the ruins of Qasr el Bint (see illustration, page 159).