Christmas Day 120 Years Ago

Bethlehem_1898The picture shows a man and a woman approaching Bethlehem with a donkey. It was taken on Christmas Day, 1898

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Bethlehem. 25th December 1898: A man and a woman recreate the approach of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. At the time the city was ruled by the Ottoman Empire.

100 Years Ago: Bethlehem at Wartime

4th_Sussex_Regiment_marching_through_Bethlehem,_9_December_1917_(IWM_Q12620) 4th Sussex Regiment marching through Bethlehem, 9 December 1917 Foirst World War One English British

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9th December 1917: Britain’s 4th Sussex Regiment photographed marching through Bethlehem days before Christmas.

The city was under Ottoman control until the end of the First World War the following year.