National Geographic : 1947 Nov
Aiirea M. raimer Carvings Surmount the Door of an Ancient Watchtower This structure outside Hodeida resembles a miniature castle (Plate XIII). Before the time of Christ, rulers of Yemen controlled much of the Arabian Peninsula and the country had a high civilization. Opening of the Red Sea for commerce shut off wealth from overland spice routes (pages 631, 655). iicnara in. sanger Ornate DaggersMark Tribesmen asWell Dressed Even small boys wear these knives ifthey can afford them. The broad curved blades fit into V-shaped sheaths. Horn handles bear silver decora tions, and fancy scabbardsindicate wealth or rank. Some highlanders carry longer bayonets crosswise intheir belts.