National Geographic : 1938 Apr
Ageless Luster of Greece and Rhodes Photograph by Arnold Genthe NEW-CUT MARBLE FRAMES AN ANCIENT TOWER OF TRAGIC MEMORIES Almost windowless, the round White Tower in Salonika, Greece, was a black dungeon to prisoners immured there during Turkish domination of the city. Recently it was used as a Boy Scout headquarters! Crowding the shoreline lies the town whose early residents welcomed the exiled Cicero in 58 B. C. and, a century later, heard the preaching of the Apostle Paul. Half of Salonika was burned in 1917, a disaster which cleared the way for modernization of this chief city of Macedonia, northern Greece (page 485). Through the port's free zone passes much of the Balkans' trade.