National Geographic : 1930 Jun
Photograph courtesy Royal Italian Embassy AN UNKNOWN SCULPTOR CREATED THE LOVELY VENUS OE CIRENE This superb figure, now in a Roman art gallery, lay buried for cen turies. In December, 1913, a severe storm washed away some of the covering soil at Cirene and redisclosed its beauty to the world. Photograph byVittorio Dimani A BEDOUIN GIRL ATADESERT WELL Her uncovered countenance isevidence ofhercountry origin. Water is so precious on the desert that thewells areoften covered toprevent evaporation and to keep the supply cooler and cleaner.