The Library of Congress has recently digitalized a collection of more than 10,000 photographs, obtained with the "American Colony" throughout Jerusalem, a collection with Christian utopians who seem to existed around Jerusalem in between 1881 and also the 1940s. The photographers returned for the US, plus bequeathed their substantial group towards Library of Congress in 1978. The collection includes Winston Churchill's go to to Jerusalem, Jewish expulsions through the actual Old City while in Arab riots, along with the making regarding Tel Aviv.
Strong rain, winds in addition to snow hard storms are usually hitting the actual Middle East this particular week.
After not too long regarding drought, record down pours have gone down upon Israel introducing the likelihood which the Sea associated with Galilee, Israel's "national reservoir," may possibly populate through the ending connected with winter. Just this kind of 7 days this ocean rose sixty centimeters (2 feet), and several regions in britain by now obtained one-third of these ordinary rainfall.
Jerusalem underneath blanket of snow. View with the Christian Quarter showing the actual Church connected with the actual Holy Sepulchre, Mosque of Omar within the Temple Mount in addition to Mt. of Olives. (circa 1900)
British militia along at the Western Wall. (1921)
Children with the "American Colony" (1921). These pictures were hand-colored in addition to within children album.
Children from the "American Colony" trying to play while in the snow. (1921)
"Snow-balling" with Jaffa Road around Jerusalem. (1942)
Australian soldiers and Arabs "snow-balling," quite possibly within Bethlehem. (1942)
Galilee in addition to Golan heaps are covered having snow, as well as Jerusalem inhabitants prepare for a city covered with whitened tomorrow morning.
We provide here old pics regarding snow in Jerusalem from the Library of Congress collection. Some of the pictures were brought to you right here continue winter, but we are now in addition added in brand new people found one of many 22,000 pictures inside Library involving Congress.
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