National Geographic : 1933 Dec
648 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE SUNSET TOUCHES WITH MYSTERY THE RUINED. SEA TOWER OF JEBAIL Fishermen still come in at dusk, as they did when this pocket-size Syrian port belonged to the Crusaders. At that time it had a wall, a small castle tower, and a church of St. John, the ruins of which are still standing. In ancient times it was the sea entrance of Byblos. rnotographs by Maynard Uwen Williams A SEA CASTLE OUTLIVING WEATHER AND WAR Sidon, now called Saida, on the Syrian coast, harks from the dawn of history, when the Egyptians first sailed these waters. The Phoenicians built it. Its record of sieges, until Napier bombarded it, would fill a volume. But the present castle is the work of the knights, although much repaired since their day.