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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ. The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple

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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ.
The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple
page 205



(ÎAIDIM. of wood, and when the excavation was completed, these wooden supports were consumed by fire ; the huge tower then fell with a tremendous crash, and buried the brave Templars in its ruins. The sultan set fire to the town in four places, and the last stronghold of the christian power in Palestine was speedily reduced to a smoking solitude.* A few years back the ruins of the christian city of Acre were well worthy of the attention of the curious. You might still trace tbe remains of several churches ; and the quarter occupied by the Knights Templars continued to present many interesting memorials of that proud and powerful order. * De excidio urbis Acconta apud Afartene, torn. τ. cnl. 767. De Qnignes, Hist, dea Buns, torn. iv. p. 182. Miehaud, Extraits Arabe», p. 762, 808. Abulrarag. Chron. 8yr. p. Mi . Wilkens, Comment. Abutted. Hist. p. 231—234. -Morta. Sanvt Torteli, lib. iii. para 12, cap. 21.


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