Notes on the Geography of Israel: Israel and the West Bank, 2019: Photo 34
We're jumped a bit over 30 miles to the southeast and climbed 2,000 feet to the plateau separating the Mediterranean and Dead seas. This, of course, is the misnamed David's Tower, a much, much later production from the Mamluks and Ottomans that derived its name from Byzantine Christians who earlier still thought that David's palace had been on this spot at the western side of the Old City. The Mamluks in 1260 destroyed the Byzantine citadel, built their own in 1310, and rebuilt it in 1545. The minaret came in 1655. The British made the city walls a tourist atraction, but the Jordanians made the tower once again a military post.
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