Jerusalem Historical Atlas by Martin.Gilbert

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LOOOmetres — Ancient Roman aqueduct used spasmodically from Roman to Ottoman times, but defunct by 1820. -+i-4- The 1892 railway to the coast, relaid and widened by the British in 1918. •""Turkish pipe-line, providing 40,000 gallons of water a day in 1914. > ' ' Narrow gauge railway, built by the British for taking military supplies to Bira, the front-line during 1918, twelve miles north of Jerusalem. " • W a t e r pipe-lines laid by the British in I9I8 from Solomon's Pools, with the main distribution lines from the Romema Reservoir, providing 280,000 gallons of water a day.

S o l d i e r s ' C l u b Palestine Lines of C o m m u n i c a t i o n ©^ 3 2 n d Combined (•) Clearing Hospital Ordnance Stores _ M o t o r Transport Lorries ® (•) M i l i t a r y Bakery © M o t o r Transport Tractors Bethlehem Road w a t e r i n g area ® Desorps M i l i t a r y (•) Camp + Royal A i r Force Landing Ground ® British military camps and installations, 1918. © M a r t i n Gilbert 1977 Map 35 0 yards 0 metres 400 400 'The Jewish problem, as seen in Jerusalem, is one of living interest, as there the visitor will see crowded into a few square miles samples, as it were, of that scattered race from all the lands whence they have been driven, all drawn to their ancient Zion.

ANDREW THOMSON 1869 ' Our progress through these passages had been rapid, but unhappily the hammer- blows, resounding through the hollow walls in so unwonted a manner, alarmed the modern representative of the High Priest. Infuriate with anger, the fine old sheikh would listen to no reasoning: but repairing to the south - east angle of the old Temple enclosure, mounted its battlements and summoned the Sheikh of Siloam to stand forth and answer for his misdeeds. With full turban and long flowing robes, edges tipped with fur, the old man stood, on the edge of the steep masonry, stamping his feet with rage and bellowing imprecations'.

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