Ammonite Towers - Mecca/Medina Tabiyah St.
How to get there.
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This complex is more a village than a tower. It is located near the end of Mecca Street, where it intersects with Medina Tabiyah. (Pictures #1, 2 are taken looking from the tower to the junction.)
The ruins lie almost entirely within a strong wall, perhaps 4m high is surviving in some places. It seems to have built in at least two stages, with some pottery from the Mameluke period being found.
Some of the internal buildings/rooms have dressed limestone for their doorways, whereas much of the structure is otherwise the un-dressed brown rock typical of the Ammonite Towers.
A gateway in the southeastern corner exhibits some of the dressed stone. The gate is shown in pictures 3, 4 & 5 (6 is taken from behind). The carving in the right hand side of the door seems to have a crescent mounted on a square (5).
The next sequence of pictures is facing south, in the middle of the complex. Observe the large stone lying at an angle at the top of a wall. It is visible in the later pictures also.
Picture 11 shows a section of floor, resembling a portion of a mosaic.