National Geographic : 1953 Mar
352 Baby's Portable Cradle Leaves Mother's Hands Free for Work in Field or Home Though Dodecanese people were ruled by non-Greeks for centuries, this young woman is as true to her Greek heritage as a mainlander. Like women's boots, the sling is characteristic of Embona, Rhodes (page 365). Walking the medieval Street of the Knights, we found it easier to recapture the feeling of another age. Here, during the rule of the Crusaders, warriors from various nations had their separate quarters. "Houses of the Tongues" these buildings were called. Their weathered walls stand un damaged, the proud insignia of French, Italian, English, German, and Spanish knights still visible. As our steps rang on the stones we imagined that fateful day more than 400 years ago when Crusaders, armor flashing and banners flying in brave defiance, marched through these very streets to meet the assault of Suleiman the Magnificent. In the Hospital of the Knights, now a museum, we saw relics of a far earlier life. Hundreds of classical Greek statues and friezes fill its rooms. Here stands a magnificent marble Aphro dite. Little known except to a few scholars, it is one of the finest works from Greece's Golden Age. Waters Sailed by the Apostle Paul The city of Rhodes, however, has no monop oly on the island's attractions. In Lindos we scaled a steep stairway to the Acropolis (page 368). We gazed down on a shimmering blue bay. "It is called locally the Bay of St. Paul," John told us. "The Apostle sailed to Rhodes on his way to Jerusalem" (Acts 21: 1).