Hamed Brothers (Lebanese Syrian Druze family) Store in Marlton, West Virginia, 1920’s with the brothers standing proudly in the front, under the huge sign of “We never sleep sale”.
Photograph of burned Shepheard Hotel in Cairo, by the Armenian photographer KEROP. The Cairo riots on January 26, 1952, targeted establishments owned, or frequented, by the British British in Egypt, burned the world most famous Hotel, thus signaling the end to an era stretching back to 1842, when the early Shepheard was established to accommodate the increasing number of travelers using the Over Land route to India, from Alexandria to Suez by the way of Cairo, and from Suez to India by the Red Sea, prior to the opening of the Suez Canal. The Egyptian Revolution of July, 23, 1952 put an end to the Royal House of Muhammad Ale Pasha, and exiled King Farouk
The Atrash clan house in Jabel al Druze, The Roman columns and the new house, are composed from the Basalt rocks that prevail in the volcanic mountain of the Druze. To the Druze who settled the poorly inhabited region belongs the credit for preserving the Roman and Byzantine remains, a feature unique to Syria in preserving history.