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Tower of the Forty Martyrs--Situated in the country allotted to the tribe of Dan to which Samson belonged
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Tower of the Forty Martyrs--Situated in the country allotted to the tribe of Dan to which Samson belonged
Title:
Tower of the Forty Martyrs--Situated in the country allotted to the tribe of Dan to which Samson belonged [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Tower Of The Forty Martyrs
White Tower
White Mosque
Tower Of The Forty Champions
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 22.7 cm ( 8 x 9 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Judges xiii:25.)--'And the Spirit of the Lord began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.' We give a picture here of the tower of the forty martyrs in Ramleh because it illustrates a scene in the country originally belonging to the tribe of Dan. And Samson to whom reference is made in this verse as being moved by the Spirit of the Lord was one of the children of this tribe. This tower is known as the White Mosque, White Tower or Tower of the Forty Martyrs, and the Moslems call it the Tomb of the Forty Champions. It is situated about a quarter of a mile from the town of Ramleh. The tower is Saracenic, square, and beautifully built. It is about 120 feet high. It is thought to have been finished in the year 1318. There is a Mahommedan tradition that forty companions of the Prophet are buried in the vaults of this mosque." See 5353BAI/LVii79CAJS (Voyager # 361779)
Tower with the bases of several arches in the foreground
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5161 LVi79CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries