The Earliest Pictures Of Jerusalem From 170 Years Ago
These earliest pictures of Jerusalem were taken in 1844 by French photographer and draughtsman Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804 – 1892), who was active in the Middle East. In 1844, Jerusalem was a small town with a population of 15 thousand people on the outskirts of the Ottoman Empire.
Remarkably, his photographs were only discovered in the 1920s in a storeroom of his estate and then only became known eighty years later.
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