The beauty of Ottoman Palestine

The Times of Israel skriv om bildesamlinga til teologen Gustaf Dalman (1855-1941), leiar av det tyske arkeologiske instituttet på Oljeberget:

The beauty of Ottoman Palestine, lovingly explored and documented

100 years ago, a German polymath theologian with a passion for the Holy Land snapped an enchanting collection of photos. We publish them here for the first time, along with his ultimately sad story.

In the basement of a house on the Mount of Olives is a collection of 100-year-old photographs of Ottoman Palestine — published here for the first time — that document the people, sites and lifestyle of Palestine in the twilight years of Turkish rule.

The photos were taken by the first director of the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology (DEIAHL), Gustaf Dalman, an eclectic early-20th century polymath who fell in love with the Holy Land and set out to catalog its inhabitants, plants, animals, sounds and way of life. The DEIAHL was founded in 1900 by the German Protestant church at the behest of Kaiser Wilhelm II following his historic visit to Jerusalem two years earlier, with the stated aim of promoting “the exploration of the Holy Land and its diverse past, cultures and religions.”

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(Via BiblePlaces Blog)

Dette er Gustaf Dalman:

GustafDalman. Foto: Wikipedia

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