A Fascinating Historical Photograph of the Temple Mount, and Other Fascinating Things

Taken in 1864–   (The image is under copyright so you’ll have to go there to see it) –

From the Photograph Album “Views of Jerusalem” which contains photographs taken by the Sgt. McDonald for Ordnance Survey in 1864, as well as images by other photographers, especially Robertson & Beato & Co, and Hammerschmidt.   The P numbers for this album run from P4748 to P4886.  Wilson photo album.

Other photos in the Palestine Exploration Fund ‘photo stream’ can be viewed here.  With many thanks to Dorothy King for pointing it out.  There are some real beauties and views you’ve never seen elsewhere ever.


  1. I don’t know the “Palestine Exploration Fund”, but they are not the copyright holders of these photo’s. Most of them are in public domain and the others are from the Library of Congress.


  2. You are right, I overlooked the logo on the left and thought it was a private person with the same name as the wellknown society.
    But the question about the copyright holders is still strange, some months ago I contacted the Library of Congress for using their photo’s on my website and they said most of them are in public domain, unless otherwise noted.


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