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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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View of the Convent of the Enclosed Garden in Artas from Afar

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 25.02.2006:


On an Artas hike or ramble you may see the Convent of the Enclosed Garden from afar set off by the greenery of the Artas Valley. Original Content Creator: Fadi Sanad

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City Boy Communing with Nature

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 05.02.2006:


This youngster is enjoying a moment of solitude in the spectacular nature surrounding Mazraa al Qibliyeh Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Buried Arab Village near Mazraá al Qibliyeh

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 02.02.2006:


Just outside the village of Mazraá al Qibliyeh lies an older apparently abandoned Arab village now almost completely buried. Villagers still find coins from various periods here. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Cooking Dinner at the Taboun

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 02.02.2006:


Aromas from the traditional taboun oven, still in daily use in the village of Mazraá al Qibliyeh, wind their way down the picturesque alleyways. The women of Mazraá al Qibliyeh will happily prepare visitors a taboun-cooked meal at their request. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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