National Geographic : 1933 Dec
OUVENIRS OF KNIGHTHOOD IN RHODES THE HOSPITAL OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. JOHN IS NOW A MUSEUM Restored after four centuries of use as a Turkish barracks and ammunition depot, the former center of the Knights Hospitalers contains a collection of archeological objects from the Italian islands in the Aegean. On fete days from the upper balcony are hung the flags of the eight "Tongues" of the international Order of the Knights (see Color Plates I and VI). Iianonal teograpnic society l.aculatl .ul 1 ruuL gaplall uy uuigi reiieiano A TURKISH HOME IN ONE OF THE PRIORIES OF THE KNIGHTS For nearly four centuries, prior to the arrival of the Italians in 1912, the Turks ruled in Rhodes. Earthquake and lightning wrecked the Tower of Naillac and the Church of St. John, but the tolerant Turks did not avenge themselves on the city.