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Austrian Post Office, 1898-1917

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The building of the Austrian Imperial Post Office marked the beginning of the public, international postal service that developed in Israel as part of the activity of the European powers (following the Austrians’ lead, similar postal services were then established by France, Russia, Germany, and Italy). The Austrian postal service in Jerusalem apparently had its beginnings in 1853, and this building – opposite David’s Citadel – was built around 1859.

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