Highlights- Rebuilding of the Walls of Jerusalem, 1538-1541 Edict of Toleration, 1782 The Seligman-Hilton Affair, 1877 Augusta Victoria, 1907 Overview Ottoman Jerusalem 1517-1917, Teddy Kollek and Moshe Pearlman, Jerusalem- Sacred City of Mankind, Steimatzky Ltd., Jerusalem, 1991. Artifacts Mohammed Manuscript, 16th century Jews from Worms, 16th century Silver Lion Dollars, 16th-17th century Martin Luther Burns […]
The Zion Gate in 1865, from Charles Wilson’s Photographs of the Ordnance Survey of Jerusalem. Constructed in 1540 by Suleiman the Magnificent, the Zion Gate is one of eight gates built into the walls of the Old City. Located in the southwestern part of the Old City’s wall, it connects the Armenian Quarter and the […]
Suleiman the Magnificent Suleiman the Magnificent was the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, from 1520 to his death in 1566. He restored the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and the Jerusalem city walls. These are still standing today and surround the Old City. At the time of Suleiman’s death the Ottoman […]
A rich selection of ceramic pipes from the Ottoman period. Mazar, Eilat, The Complete Guide to the Temple Mount Excavations, Shoham Academic Research and Publication, Jerusalem, 2002.
Mohammed Manuscript Mohammed ordering the execution of members of a Jewish tribe. From a Turkish manuscript of the 16th century. Kollek, Teddy and Moshe Pearlman. Jerusalem; Sacred city of mankind- a history of forty centuries. Jerusalem- Steimatzky’s Agency Ltd., 1968.
Protestant Cemetery in Jerusalem. Photo courtesy of BiblePlaces.com. Sir Flinders Petrie Beginning in 1896, the Protestant community of Jerusalem buried its dead in the backyard of the Bishop Gobat School (today Jerusalem University College). The cemetery was in use until the end of the British Mandate. Among those buried in the cemetery- Reverend Michael Solomon […]
The Destruction and Sack of Jerusalem 1 The Destruction and Sack of Jerusalem 2 The Destruction and Sack of Jerusalem 3 Nicolas Poussin, The Destruction and Sack of the Temple of Jerusalem 1625-26 Oil on canvas Nicolas Poussin was the foremost exponent and practitioner of seventeenth-century Classicism. The composition of The Destruction and Sack of […]
Afghan Ketubah Afghan Ketubah, Herat, Afghanistan, 1889 The tradition of the ketubah (a Jewish marriage contract) dates back 2000 years, making it one of the earliest documents granting women legal and financial rights. This ketubah, from 19th-century Afghanistan, includes elements of both Islamic and Jewish decorative style. This ketubah, from Herat in Afghanistan, records the […]
Italian Ketubah Italian Ketubah, Ancona, Italy, 1776 The tradition of the ketubah (a Jewish marriage contract) dates back 2000 years, making it one of the earliest documents granting women legal and financial rights. This example records the matrimony of a Jewish couple in 18th-century Ancona, which was known for its splendid ketubot. This ketubah records […]
Itinerary of the Holy Land Casale Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy, 1598 During the Second Temple period (538 B.C. – 70 A.D.), Jews, particularly males, were required to go on pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Temple. They did this three times a year on the Pilgrim Festivals – Passover, Shavu’ot (the Festival of Weeks), and Sukot (the […]