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Acre: Seacoast City 
A Crusader City with Moslem Overlay in the Midst of the Jewish State of Israel

Acre is a seacoast city in on the northwest coast of Israel. Its population is largely Arab and its most impressive building is the mosque at the center of this photo. (For the interior of the mosque, see the next slide.) Beneath the Muslim buildings lie the ruins of a fortress and other buildings constructed by Christian Crusaders who at one time (1104 - 1291) dominated the region. 

Anyone traveling through this country can trace a long history of conflict and war as one civilization was replaced by another, and the conquerors simply built entirely new cities on top of those they had destroyed. In some places there are as many as twenty such layers of human civilization. 

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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and Executive Director of
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God and Science (Hypertext Edition, 2005).
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Faith, Science and the Future (CrossCurrents Press, 2007).

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