National Geographic : 1913 Oct
-'noto trom Ueorge Kennan AN AOUL OR MOUNTAIN VILLAGE "As we gradually approached the main range, the aouls, or mountain villages, became more and more daring and picturesque intheir locations. . . As the heterogeneous clans of the mountain population have been at war for centuries, they have learned tobuild their villages inplaces that can be easily defended, and from the bottoms of the valleys they look like eagles' nests, and seem atfirst glance tobeabsolutely inacces sible" (see text, page 1117).