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One of the 46 ft. [14 m.] in diameter towers that guard the west gate of Sebaste.  The tower is said to date to the reign of Herod the Great (ruled 37–4 BC).

Note the distinctive margins and bosses on the hewn stones.

For general comments and a map of Samaria/Sebaste click here.