National Geographic : 1932 Nov
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE THE GRECO-ROMAN PORTICO TO ZENOBIA'S DESERT CAPITAL Palmyra reached its zenith under the famous Queen Zenobia. One-time halting place on the Silk Route from Cathay, it is now a caravan station in the Syrian sands northeast of Damascus, with motors displacing camels. ) INatlonal ireograpnic society rinlay direct tolor rnotograpns Dy Mvaynara Owen Williams A BEDOUIN ARAB IN HIS MODERN SHIP OF THE DESERT A camel took ages to adapt itself to the desert. The automobile, in a decade, has made the Syrian Desert an international motor highway. For airplanes, twentieth-century argosies between East and West, this former barrier is already one vast landing field, crossed by three air lines.