National Geographic : 1938 Dec
@ National Geographic Society DEIR-EZ -ZOR'S NEW BRIDGE SPANS THE EUPHRATES With some 22,000 population, this is the largest city on the Biblical river. Roads lead east to Mosul and to Baghdad. Here the French main tain a strong military post, an air force, hospitals, and desert police. Kodachrome Photographs by W. Robert Moore SHEPHERDS SINCE KING SOLOMON'S TIME Most of Palestine and theLevant States isrocky and semiarid. Good crops grow only in valleys, or on benches reclaimed byirrigation. Camels, goats, and sheep still provide a livelihood for thousands ofdwellers intents and towns.