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PHOTOS: The Last Days of Ottoman Jerusalem

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Daniel Esparza - published on 04/25/16

A photographic series depicts the life in the city under Ottoman rule, from 1900 to 1918

Throughout millenia, both the inhabitants and the rulers of Jerusalem have changed an infinity of times. Ancient pagan peoples, biblical Israelis, Roman troops, Byzantine Christians and Ottoman Muslims, all of them have claimed dominion over the city.

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It was Suleiman the Magnificent who took the city in 1517 and added it to the Ottoman Empire. Right after claiming possession of it, he ordered a wall to be built around what is known nowadays as the “Old City,” dividing it in four sectors: Armenian, Muslim, Jewish and Christian.

This series of photos, published by Retronaut in an article written by Alex Q. Arbucke, depicts the final days of the city under Ottoman rule in which, after successive migratory waves, it ended up being again majority Jewish a few years before it was taken by the British.

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