Architecture & Interiors

Convent of the Enclosed Garden, Artas

Contributed by Paltour news on 02.03.2006:


At some times of the year, this valley below the Convent of the Enclosed Garden in Artas is a bed of Green. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Old building in Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 02.03.2006:


How many scenes the walls of this old house in Artas must have witnessed over the years. Preserving such houses is an important part of the work of the Artas Folklore Center. Original Content Creator: Artas Folklore Center

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The Cave under the Artas Ethnographic Museum

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 25.02.2006:


Exploring this cave, which dates back at least to Roman times, is one of the things youngsters especially enjoy on their visits to Artas. The cave was cleared of debris and rubble by a team of French volunteers during the renovation by the Artas Folklore Center of the building which now houses the museum. O(...)

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The Renovated Artas Spring

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 25.02.2006:


The Artas Spring just across from the Omar Mosque, built on the spot where Omar bin Khattab prayed, was renovated by the Artas Folklore Center, just one of several renovation projects. There are chambers and niches inside and an opening in the top, which lead some villagers to believe it may have served as a(...)

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Convent of the Enclosed Garden, Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 25.02.2006:


The Convent of the Hortus Conclusus or "Enclosed Garden" was built in 1901 by engineers from the Morcos family in nearby Bethlehem to house an Italian order of nuns from Uruguy. It is thus not only a fitting reminder of the verse from Solomon's song after which it is named, but also that Artas has always bee(...)

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Home of

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 25.02.2006:


The home of Louisa Baldensperger, daughter of French Protestant Missionaries is not exactly a house, but an intriguing complex of rooms off either side of a staircase going up the hill. The Finnish Anthropologist Hilma Granqvist or "Sitt Halimeh" also lived in this home during the British Mandate when she st(...)

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The Work of Jinn at the Second of Solomon’s Pools near Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 25.02.2006:


The work of the jinn, commanded by King Solomon to build the pool, is especially apparent in the second of the Solomon's Pools. For more information read: "Of Memory and Magic, Missionaries and Museums:more than meets the "eye" in Artas." Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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The Burak Fort near Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 25.02.2006:


The next few photos explore the importance of the architectural and archeological traces in the Artas area in the history and folklore of the village.The fort and the Solomon Pools are inextricable from the history of Artas. The villagers were exempt from taxes in Ottoman times in return for guarding t(...)

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Alley in Mazraa al Qibliyeh

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 02.02.2006:


Young and old walk feel at home in the narrow alleyways of Mazraa al Qibliyeh

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Silwan Houses

Contributed by Luke Powell on 31.01.2006:


el Quds (Jerusalem), Palestine, 1980, 35 mm Nikon F2, Nikkor lens, ©Luke Powell, 1997.You can see more of Luke Powells magnificent photos at this site: http://avalon.unomaha.edu/afghan/index.htmMany thanks to him for his permission to post his pictures on our site. Original Content Creator: (...)

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