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Jerusalem in Original Photographs 1850-1 Photographs from the Archives of the Palestine Exploration Fund

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Title: Jerusalem in Original Photographs 1850-1 ...

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

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Jerusalem in Original Photographs brings together pictures taken by the early travel photographers who captured unique moments in history. Structured around a contemporary map of the town, the selection of illustrations leads the reader on a walking tour through streets often little changed over the course of the intervening century. These black and white photographs have been drawn from the Palestine Exploration Fund archives and are accompanied by masterful commentary by the renowned archaeologist, Dr. Shimon Gibson. Bookseller Inventory # GIBORIGIN

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Synopsis: The author, renowned archaeologist Dr. Shimon Gibson, has unearthed this spectacular collection of images which capture Jerusalem and its people as they were at the turn of the last century. In some ways Jerusalem, the everlasting cradle of three world religions, has changed little in the intervening years. Yet in other ways, it has changed immeasurably.

About the Author: Author of Jerusalem in Original Photographs 1850-1920. A Senior Fellow at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, working in Israel and Palestine, he is a graduate of University College, London. He completed his Ph.D. on landscape archaeology and the study of ancient field systems. Between 1989 and 1995, he was a staff member of the Palestine Exploration Fund in London where he dealt with the cataloguing of nineteenth-century archival materials and photographs. He has conducted many excavations and field surveys in southern Levant.

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