Friday, October 11, 2013

Holy Sites in the Holy Land --
More Pictures from the Emory University Collection, Part 2

Rachel's Tomb between Bethlehem and Jerusalem (circa 1900). The
anniversary of the Matriarch's death (yahrzeit) is commemorated
next week (11 Cheshvan). Published with permission.
Earlier this week we published our first digital photos of the Underwood & Underwood stereoscope collection, Palestine through the Stereoscope, from Emory University's Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology. 

Today, we present more pictures we found in the 100+ year old  photographic collection.

The original photos are "stereographic," but we present just "one" of the nearly identical images to save space.

Many of the photos, taken between 1895- 1905, are accompanied by a travelogue describing the sites written by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut (1843 - 1930), an American Methodist clergyman. It was published in 1913.

Click on pictures to enlarge. Click on captions to view the original pictures.

The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron (Emory University's Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology)
See also "The King's Pool, Ancient Reservoir in Hebron"

Jerusalem's Kidron Valley and Mt. of Olives
Kidron Valley, Jerusalem, Jewish cemetery at the foot of Mt. of Olives, and the Tombs of the Prophets
(circa 1900).  Editor's note: The original caption refers to the "King's Dale," mentioned in the Bible as
עמק המלך.  Today, the area is under development as the "King's Garden."

 Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee
The Sea of Galilee (circa 1900). The small inhabited area at the top of the picture is the walled city of
Tiberias. The white buildings at the bottom are Tiberias' hot baths; the domed building is the tomb of Meir
Ba'al Haness (the Miracle Maker)

 "A great many of the people here [in Tiberias] today are Hebrews." 

Women purchasing fish from a fisherman on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias. The scarves on
the women's heads -- or the lack of them -- suggests that most of the women and girls are Jewish.
Next: The Walls and Gates of Jerusalem

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