National Geographic : 1938 Dec
IN THE LAND OF MOSES AND ABRAHAM U INational Uieographic aoclety Kodachrome 'hotograph by W. Robert Moore GROANING WOODEN WHEELS. RIMMED WITH BUCKETS, LIFT WATER FROM SYRIAN STREAMS Some wheels are more than 60 feet high. On a still day their howls and squeaks are audible a mile away. Arab swimmers often grab a paddle on the wheel's upswing and ride it completely around or dive off while high in the air. This wheel pours water into the stone aqueduct which supplies houses and gardens in the city of Hama (Hamath), through which Abraham passed.