Tower of the Forty Martyrs--Situated in the country allotted to the tribe of Dan to which Samson belonged
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Bain, Robert E. M
Tower of the Forty Martyrs--Situated in the country allotted to the tribe of Dan to which Samson belonged [Graphic]
Earthly Footsteps of The Man of Galilee Being Three Hundred and Eighty-Four Original Photographic Views and Descriptions of the Places Connected with the Earthly Life of Our Lord and His Apostles Traced with Note Book and Camera showing where Christ was born, brought up, baptized, tempted, transfigured and crucified, together with the scenes of his prayers, tears, miracles and sermons, and also places made sacred by the labors of his apostles, from Jerusalem to Rome by Bishop John H. Vincent, D.D., LL.D., Rev. James W. Lee, D.D., and R.E.M. Bain. London: A.M. Gardner & Co., Limited.
St. Louis, 1894.
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 22.7 cm ( 8 x 9 in).
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
Tower Of The Forty Martyrs
Tower Of The Forty Champions
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5161 LVi79CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries