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Jerusalem history  

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Jerusalem over the twentieth century  

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Mount of Olives  

NPR/NGS Radio Expeditions
26 May 1997

    Geography
  • Israel
    Yerushalayim
    Locality
  • Jerusalem; Old City; Jewish Quarter
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 31.77556   35.23222
    Habitats
  • Urban
    Recording TimeCode
  • :24 - 11:03
    Geography
  • Israel
    Yerushalayim
    Locality
  • Jerusalem; Old City
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 31.77694   35.23111
    Habitats
  • Urban
    Recording TimeCode
  • 21:06 - 40:46
    Geography
  • Israel
    Yerushalayim
    Locality
  • Jerusalem; Mount of Olives
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 31.775   35.24444
    Habitats
  • Urban
    Recording TimeCode
  • 42:25 - 1:27:04
    Channels
  • Stereo
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 16-bit
    Recorders
  • HHB PORTADAT PDR 1000
    Microphones
    Accessories
    Equipment Note
  • Stereo=1; Split track; Decoded MS stereo

Didier

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE CITY.....ok 1006 b.c. David conquers... 9??? Solomon build the temple, it remains Jewish until 586 they are exiled to Babylonian come back 515 build the second temple...333 b.c Alexander the Great...165 temple Hellenized by Alexander is turn to Jewish temple ....20-b.c Herod refaces improves the temple ....70 a.c Romans ruin ... 132 -135 revolt against the Romans ....they are expelled from Judea .....Jewish life turns to the Galilee ... 324 ??? come here and turn the center to the church of the holy sepulcher .....617 a.c Persians ..... 629 Byza ??? over....632 Islam comes ......1099 crusaders ....1187 Salah A Din kicks the crusaders ...1516 The Turks.....1917 the British .......1921 Jordan's king nominated Mufti of Jerusalem ... 1948 Israel formed....1967 conquering the eastern city .......

WHAT DO YOU THINK EXPLAINS THE JEWS STRENGH THO PREVAIL AFTER 2000 YEARS WITH NO NATION AND COME HERE? m?? romantic but....the sources say look into yourself...the sacrificing of children stopped ...Jerusalem theoretical to my ancestors...memory remained alive through the practice .....

0700 kids hears remotely ....birds...

0850 DIDIER EXPLAIN THE JEWISH QUARTER. .....this is the surrounding wall built by King H??? after the death of Solomon....two tribes remained only ... the king understands that the only way to defend city is to build the wall .......the wall is high and thick ......and it gives a sense of belonging....to fi??? after 1967 was something more of a political impact then a religious impact ......

PLANTS IN THEM most are capers ....should be flowering now.... (A guide is heard in English ....)

1420 kids playing .....someone speaks Italian......birds.....(good)

1108 man talks Italian and a small choir answers ... .

1900 they start singing ....

1928 some door slams ... "

1945 donkey(?) is heard ..... ,

2025 you guys are heard ... .

2125 I AM ALEX . . . .I am Kevork Kahvejian, I am a photographer....the oldest in Jerusalem, 89 years old, ... we are three generations....

HOW DID YOUR FATHER COME in 1920 ....he and one sister remained from the Holocaust.......he was collected as an orphan....he was in Lebanon for a few years ... he was in Naz??? a few years....he came here and started working in photography ...... the Armenians were the first photographers in Jerusalem

LOOKING AT THE PICTURES YOU SEE MUCH LESS BUILDINGS HERE....yes... it was all empty....

WHEN DID HE START TAKING PICTURES ....1924....pictures of people....British soldiers ......

WHAT WE ARE SEEING NOW IS SOLDIERS PULLING SOLDIERS....history repeats itself.....they used to close the shops for 6 months ......a picture of a??? in Jerusalem that was one day here ......a picture of the wall ... there used to be graffiti on the wall. ??? war it became a big place......that is the new gate after the 48 war. .... no man's land.....

WHAT DID LIKE DO PICTURE? everything.....people shaving ....sceneries ....

THIS ONE A WOMAN MOVING THROUGH THE CITY CARRYING A BABY ....yes... coolness and the arches ..... I love this one.

FATHER. SOLD THESE AS POSTCARDS? yes ....

PEOPLE WERE COMING HERE? yes...always

STILL HISTORY AND FAITH..... but without the tourists it is nothing ......my shop is here since 1950.....

FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY HOW HAVE THINGS CHANGED? a lot .... the Armenians who were 40000 here .....remained only 2000 .....

WHY DID YOUR FATHER LOVE JERUSALEM? ?????? imposing our views....

WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT THE JERUSALEM? to be able to study and then come here and have a drink .... come here and take a bar route .......you can get to anyone is small city and I know a lot of people......people with my background -I have a lot of common t??? with....the orthodox do not accept us.... I am the one who does it....many in my age are leaving Jerusalem because of the pressure but that's wrong ....they should stay here and fight .....they are trying to turn ??? what they want .....but we fought for it...this is the interior enemy -they are the ones who want to g??? me.... I am the antithesis of what they want the city to become..... the Road to Ein Harod was written years ago about a reality in which the secular have to live underground ....... ambience......

Mount of Olives...

TELL ME WHAT WE ARE SEEING....mount of olives ... what we see is a cemetery ....this was destroyed in 48 by the Jordanians .....the ones who are buried are are the first t the city when the messiah comes .......the Valley of Yehoshapat is below .....the original city of Da??? southern to the present wall...the wall does not include the property of the family

THE MASS OF ??? TOMBS....one of the wives of Solomon is buried here.....we don't know her name .....Begin was buried here....

HOW MANY ARE BURIED HERE? we don't know...20000 on the upper layer, but under buried more....

I TALKED TO A WRITER WHO TOLD ME THAT THERE ARE MORE DEAD IN JERUSALEM THAN LIVING, AND MAYBE THE CITY BELONGS TO THEM.....this goes back to ??? said.....THESE ARE OLD...SOME ARE CONCRETE....the Jordanians destroyed some of it They ??? to erase Jewish presence and used the tombstone to build Siluan ... you see from here the whole city a tower and this double gate has built by Sultan Suleiman the magnificent in 1540's ....this is where messiah will enter and the people who are buried here will follow .....Suleiman didn't take a risk in ??? Jews re right.....

sounds of walking....

WE ARE IN THE GRAVEYARD....WHAT IS THIS? this is Roman pottery .. oldest we can find here are 2200 years old.... very difficult to find here something earlier than the s?? temple.....

ROMAN POTTERY ON THE GROUND? yes...many in Jerusalem .. there are certain world where death oppress me.... like Poland ... this makes me believe...this must remain a place where people will come to for inspiration ...

ROMAN GLASS? yes, Roman Glass? This is from the Hasmc era....this is for a cooking part. ....

DO PEOPLE COME HERE TO WALK AROUND? with restrict ??? Judaism ... you have to have a purpose when you come to a cemetery .....like honor the dead.... I like it here....this is part of the reason why I am here...it helps me go through bad times ....not the weight ??? energy of it.....the sun goes down ....we see the orange skyline and the Golden Dome.....

*muezzin calls ....remote (not good)

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