Since 1844, millions of photographs have probably been taken of Jerusalem. But these blurry snaps are the very first.   Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/see-first-photographs-ever-taken-jerusalem-180949473/#ixzz2rkW4jmaq

Since 1844, millions of photographs have probably been taken of Jerusalem. But these blurry snaps are the very first. Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/see-first-photographs-ever-taken-jerusalem-180949473/#ixzz2rkW4jmaq

Masada. Israel, 2011.

Herod’s Building Projects Featured on New Israeli Stamps

Samson eliminated the Philistine leadership. Could one man pull down an entire temple? Archaeologists uncovered two Philistine temples: Tel Qasile, in northern Tel Aviv, and one in Tel Miqne, ancient Ekron, 21 miles south of Tel Aviv. Both share a unique design; two central pillars supported the roof and the pillars were made of wood and rested on stone bases. With the pillars being about six feet apart, a strong man could dislodge them from their stone bases and bring down the structure.

Samson eliminated the Philistine leadership. Could one man pull down an entire temple? Archaeologists uncovered two Philistine temples: Tel Qasile, in northern Tel Aviv, and one in Tel Miqne, ancient Ekron, 21 miles south of Tel Aviv. Both share a unique design; two central pillars supported the roof and the pillars were made of wood and rested on stone bases. With the pillars being about six feet apart, a strong man could dislodge them from their stone bases and bring down the structure.

Bethlehem - بيت لحم : PALESTINE - Bethlehem, 1890s (early 20th c.) 32 - Selling wheat and barley in Nativity Church precinct

Bethlehem - بيت لحم : PALESTINE - Bethlehem, 1890s (early 20th c.) 32 - Selling wheat and barley in Nativity Church precinct

Jerusalem, From Mount of Olives Creator: Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer) Creation Date:  Mar-Apr 1862

Jerusalem in Photos from 1862: No mosques, no Palestinians – only ghost towns of massacred Christian areas

Jerusalem, From Mount of Olives Creator: Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer) Creation Date: Mar-Apr 1862

Dome-of-the-Rock-1875 YUCK!!!!!! Needs to be blown up!!

9,000 Photos from 1800’s British Mandate of Palestine – with no trace of ‘Palestinians’

Yad Avshalom - Tomb of Absalom. A view from the Kidron valley side looking on the north side. In the back - the tombs of King Joshafat.

Yad Avshalom - Tomb of Absalom. A view from the Kidron valley side looking on the north side. In the back - the tombs of King Joshafat.

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