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Hebron - The Ancient
Description: A tour of Hebron in Palestine in the 1920s

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Clip #: TFA-94B
Length: 13:45
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Region: Middle East
Country: Palestine
City: Hebron
Subject: Religious Buildings
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1920s, Israel, Palestine, Hebron, reservoirs cut into live rock, Solomon's Pools, spring, traditional clothing, man outside Solomon's Sealed Fountain, man mounting horse in desert near Frank Mountain, fertile fields, Valley of Eshcol, men smoking next to tree, Oak of Mamre, Oak of Sibta, Hirbet es-Sibte, Abraham's Oak Holy Trinity Monastery, man and children next ot monastery, camel train traveling on ancient caravan route, camel caravan, Joseph and Mary's flight into Egypt, Hebron old city cityscape, Field of Machpelah, ancient stone walls, The Cave of the Patriarchs, Cave of Machpelah, Muslim Hebronites, Hebron cityscape, Pool of the Glassblowers, Birket el Qassasin, manufacture of water skins from goat hides, rows of goat hides on ground outside, men making water skins from goat hides using traditional method, Battir, village on terraced hillside, "Ruins of the Jews," Khirbet el-Yahud, fountain, Ein Karem, Ain Karim, old city street scene, people carrying water jugs on their heads, fountain, Philip's Well, Philip's Spring, people filling water from fountain

Notes:
Hebron is the largest city in the West Bank, located in the south, 30 kilometers south of Jerusalem. It is home to some 166,000 Palestinians, and over 500 Israelis. Hebron lies 930 meters (3,050 ft) above sea level. Located in the Palestinian territories and the Biblical region of Judea, it is the second holiest city in Judaism, after Jerusalem.


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