Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Lawrence of Arabia vocab
Tues, jan 20, Five Pillars of Islam illustrated
10 pts; see below.
aquifer / oasis
alcohol, algebra, sugar: Arabic-derived
Arabic to English translations: no apparent vowels in Arabic.
Koran: aka the Holy Q'ran
Desert tribesmen: bedouins
Dromedary: "ship of the desert" camel
dates: fruit of the date palm
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: book on the Arab revolt by Lawrence.
Gulf of Aqaba: on Red Sea
Aqaba: port on Gulf of Aqaba
Sinai Peninsula: rocky badlands; biblical landscape.
Gulf of Suez and Suez Canal: Egyptian side of the Red Sea.
UK the home of the Industrial Revolution, which produced steam power, steel bridges, factories and products such as trains, ships and cars.
British Empire: controlling nations across the globe, it was said that "The sun never sets on the British Empire."