National Geographic : 1987 Nov
I ! Caucasus or animists from the Sudan, since koranic law forbids emasculating Muslims. In such a closed domain stories mush roomed: of concubines who had displeased their master and were sewn into weighted sacks and dropped into the sea off Se raglio Point. One sultan, in an insane rage, is said to have rid himself of his entire harem. A diver retrieving an anchor came upon an eerie underwater forest of sacks swaying in the current. OHACS is a melancholy place. It lies beside the Danube, meandering south through tall grasslands of the Hungarian plain before curving east toward the Black Sea. Here sur realistic statues recall the death of a young king and his nobles-and the Hungarian nation for 150 years one August day in 1526, when romantic chivalry was ground 576 into the mud by a modern war machine.