National Geographic : 1919 Apr
THE CENTER OF THESE WHITE CONES IS UDJ ASSARU, A HUGE MASS OF PUMICE-STONE WHICH LIFTS ITS LOFTY HEAD IN THE MIDST OF MANY BRANCHING VALLEYS, SUCH AS ARE SHOWN ON PAGES 290, 296, AND 316 The name means "the Castle of Udj," but it is not known whether Udj is the name of a princeling orthat ofaplace ordistrict. The earlier travelers called this mass Uetch Hissar, "three castles." It is honeycombed with vast chambersexcavated byman inthe remote past. Note the women in the right foreground.