National Geographic : 1933 Dec
SULTAN BIBARS STORMED THE MIGHTY KRAK His inscription, dimly discernible above the portal of this stronghold (see pages 660-1), testifies to his conquest. The castle is entered through a long, winding, covered passageway. Besides the heavy gates at the outside entrance, there are six protected by openings in the vaulted ceiling through which missiles could be hurled down on attackers. Photographs by Maynard Owen Williams AMID RELICS OFGRANDEUR AGOAT YIELDS HER MILK This resident of the Arab village built out ofthe stones ofChateau P~lerin (Athlith) is doing as theCrusaders probably did before him, when cows were lacking. Life in thecountryside has gone onfor centuries with little change in the customs of the inhabitants (see illustration, page 692, and text, pages 686 and 689).