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Turkish military drill outside the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestine, c.1898-1917

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posted on 30.01.2020, 12:05 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held at the Library of Congress.

The photograph depicts a Turkish military drill taking place beside the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem during Ottoman rule in Palestine. The Church of the Nativity holds great religious significance for many religions as it is regarded as the birthplace of Jesus Christ. For this reason it has been involved in political turmoil at different points in history such as during the Crimean War, which began with a Franco-Russian dispute over the grotto in the Nativity Church.

This image exists as part of the Nativity Church collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

History

Creator

American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept. Photographer

Contributors

American Colony (Jerusalem), Library of Congress

Date

c.1898-1917

Type

1 negative : glass, dry plate ; 4 x 5 in.

Source

Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, Prints & Photographs Division, reproduction number:LC-DIG-matpc-09194 (digital file from original photo)

Spatial

31.7043034,35.2053455

Spatial Relation

The Church of the Nativity

Identifier

pb_lc_nch_c18980000-0044aa.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

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