It looked like Jerusalem in the last days of Turkish domination
• It looked like Jerusalem in the last days of Turkish rule
Over a thousand years of history of Jerusalem, its masters and their subjects were followed countless times - the ancient pagans, the biblical Israelites, Byzantine Christians, the Ottoman Muslims ...
The Ottoman Turks conquered the city in 1517. Jerusalem had absorbed the empire, the boundaries of which have covered a huge area from North Africa to Eastern Europe and the Middle East. By order of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in 1538 on the city's perimeter walls were erected, and what was behind them, now called the Old Town and is divided into Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Armenian quarters.
In these photos you can see Jerusalem in the last years of Ottoman rule. The town was then called mutasarrifatom Jerusalem and was the administrative area, part of the border region called Palestine. During this period, due to several waves of immigration to the city the population was mainly Jewish. In 1917, four centuries after the beginning of Ottoman rule, the city and the surrounding area it was captured by British forces in Palestine and established British Mandate.
During the British mandate lasted until 1948, until the voltage Arab and Jewish nationalist attitudes have not led to the Civil War, the Arab-Israeli war of 1947-1949 years and the creation of the Jewish state of Israel.
1915. Catholic bishop arrived at the Christmas service.
1915. Greek Orthodox priest.
1915. Greek Orthodox procession.
1918. A woman looks at Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives.
1915. Orthodox ceremony of foot washing.
1915. Greek Orthodox Christians gather at the tomb of the Virgin Mary.
1915. Russian pilgrims in the Kidron Valley.
1915. Holy Sepulcher.