National Geographic : 1938 Dec
726 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE © G. Eric Matson MEN RECOVERING POTASH SALTS FROM DEAD SEA WATERS WEAR BOOTS TO PROTECT THEIR FEET FROM IRRITATION Swimmers in the buoyant lake can't sink; but the water burns their eyes if any gets in them. Somewhere on these shores stood Sodom and Gomorrah, those wicked cities at the destruction of which Lot's wife paused to look and was turned into a pillar of salt, according to the Bible story. rnotograpn Irom pictures, Inc. TO HALT GUNRUNNERS AND RAIDERS, THE BRITISH BUILT THIS WIRE BARRICADE ON THE PALESTINE-SYRIAN BORDER Known as "Tegart's Wall," for the officer who conceived it, the fence protects the most lonely stretch of the frontier. Often Arab vandals struck at it, even with steam rollers, in their campaign against Jewish colonists. Workers are seen repairing the fence after a raid had breached it.