National Geographic : 1933 Jul
THE "WHITE HARBOR" OF THE ANCIENTS IS NOW A DESERTED PORT The Bay of Minet-el-Beida, so called from the calcareous rocks at its entrance, lies at the eastern end ofthe Mediterranean (see map, page 103). In the foreground is the Ras Shamra royal cemetery. On the horizon looms the Djebel Ansariya, or mountains ofthe Alaouite country, the peak of Djebel Akra rising high in the center. Known also as Mount Casius, it was there the Phoenicians made offerings toBaal. Romans, too, revered the peak, and the Emperor Julian made a pilgrimage to it.