Accho (2)


(now Acre). The latest description of this formerly memorable place is given by Lieut. Conder (Tent Work in Palestine, 1, 188 sq.), from which we extract the following particulars: "Acre is a walled town with a single gate on the south-east. Its trade is now much reduced, and the bazaars are deserted; the richest inhabitant is not worth £1000. The appearance of the town outside is picturesque; with brown walls, a tower on the rock in the sea, (called El-Manara), yellow stone houses, with two higher buildings, roofed with red tiles and green shutters; above all, the huge white mosque of Jezzar Pasha, a square building, with a dome and a graceful minaret, surrounded by palms, and with chambers for the students, covered by rows of little round domes; behind this, the modern fortress, on the site of the old crusading castle."

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