National Geographic : 1942 Jun
Madagascar: Mystery Island 823 © Georges Achermann from Rene Leonhardt No Holds Are Barred in a Madagascar Catch-as-catch-can Wrestling Bout Love for this sport has been handed down from their ancestors. Wrestling, boxing, and other contests feature important island festivals and ceremonies. From Ampanihy's Clay They Recover Gems-Garnet, Topaz, and Amethyst Carried here to the washing place from near-by mines, the clay is crumbled, soaked in water, and sifted. Before the war Madagascar exported about $50,000 worth of precious stones annually.