The name Arab originally was reserved for the nomad tribes east of Palestine and in the Syro-Arabian desert, but today it is generally used for most of the surviving Semitic peoples who, in addition to living in Arabia, are to be found in Mesopotamia, North Africa, the western shores of the Red Sea, and the eastern shores of the Persian Gulf.
Contents: Syria during the period of the crusades, 1096-1291.
Syria Dura Europos warrior in 19th century. Douran. Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.
A Syrian girl in traditional dress at a spring in 1902.
The Syren. The painter evidently selected a Spanish, or probably a Hebrew model.
THE various institutions of the Dervishes (Sufi) are established upon different principles. Each founder gave a distinctive character to his sect, by the statues, regulations, and practices, which he appointed.
THIS Plate, which represents the dress of an inhabitant of the coast of Syria, is also very similar to that worn by the Asiatic Janissaries.