National Geographic : 1926 Dec
RHODES HAD ITS EIGHT TONGUES AND BEIRUT HAS ITS EIGHT CHRISTIAN BODIES (SEE TEXT, PAGE 721) In the left foreground is a camel train with a load of building stone obtained from a quarry in the sands ashort distance tothesouth ofthecity. Photographs byMaynard Owen Williams THE SOUTH LINE OP THE REMARKABLE SEA WALL OF PHOENICIAN ARADUS, NOW RUAD The shore line of this small island, lying less than two miles from the mainland and about halfway between Latakia and Tripoli, was cutaway, so. that the megalithic blocks rose directly from the sea, leaving no place for a landing between the base and thewater. The huge blocks were often quarried only a few feet back of the place to which they were lifted, and a moat was thus formed behind them. The inner shore, protected bythis artificial reef and wall, is now lined with windmills.