By Martin Gilbert
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66 a JERUSALEM'S WATER SUPPLY & TRANSPORT 1918 - 1920 1500yards One of the first acts of the British military authorities was to bring piped water to the city from the south. Under the Turks most of the city's water had come from rain-water cisterns, or been brought into the City from the well at Ain Rogel in unhygienic goatskins Starting on 18 June I9I8, the British provided the first substantial and uninterrupted water supply since the Romans had brought water from the south by aqueduct. Motorable roads in 1918.
52 JERUSALEM IN THE 1880 s & Principal new Jewish houses built in the 1880s. f Principal new Christian houses built in the 1880s. POPULATION IN 1889 Jews Christians Muslims 25,000 7,175 7,000 TOTAL POPULATION 39,175 Greek Orthodox 4,000 2,000 Catholics (Latins) 500 Armenians Protestants 300 150 Greek Catholics 100 Copts 75 Abyssinians Armenian Catholics 50 O Principal new Muslim houses built in the 1880s. American Quarteror'Colony' The Russian Establishments Hospice & Tower 1887 By I885 Jews were living in all parts of the Old City, many of them in Arab-owned houses.
The institution will offer nothing unless it is of the very first rank. Only then can it render real service to scholarship, to the students, and to the country' THEODOR HERZL, LETTER TO SULTAN ABDUL H A M I D II 3 MAY I902 © Martin Gilbert 1977 Map 31 57 We are so accustomed to think of the modern Jew as a recent immigrant to Palestine that it is somewhat surprising to find that Jerusalem is virtually a Jewish city. Out of about 60,000 inhabitants some 40,000 are Jews; a large part of the trade of the town is in their hands; not only have they overflowed in all directions their own quarter within the walls, but they have established themselves in various colonies, amounting to some half-dozen villages all within a mile or so from the city gates'.
Jerusalem: Illustrated History Atlas by Martin Gilbert