|Joseph's Tomb, (circa 1900)|
The Ottoman Empire ruled the land of Palestine in 1900. Ostensibly, the guard pictured at the tomb is an Ottoman policeman.
Note how the tomb was located in an empty field. Indeed, Jewish visitors to the tomb after the 1967 war remember it as a solidarity structure in a large field.
Today, it is surrounded by Palestinian buildings.
|Joseph's tomb surrounded by Palestinian buildings today|
|The razing of the Tomb in the 2000 Intifada|