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"[British officer T. E. Lawrence, known as Lawrence of Arabia] succeeded in visiting 36 crusader castles, making careful notes, drawings, and photographs of what he saw. These he included in his thesis, which earned him a first class at Oxford—graduation with highest honors."

—Photographed on assignment for, but not published in, "Lawrence of Arabia: A Hero's Journey" January 1999, National Geographic magazine
Photograph by Annie Griffiths Belt

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