National Geographic : 1946 Dec
Syria and Lebanon Taste Freedom Druse Women of Es Suweida, Veiling Their Faces, Leave Noses and Eyes Exposed Members of this religious sect, an 11th-century outgrowth of Islam, believe their founder was an incarnation of God. Guarding the secrets of their religion, they dwell apart in the mountains. O National Geographic Society Kodachromes by Maynard Owen Williams Watermelons and Money Exchange Hands at a Solemn Deal in Aleppo First the prospective buyer thumps and squeezes his selection. As a convincer, the seller plugs the melon, like a surgeon trepanning a skull.