Austrian Post Office in Jerusalem

The building of the Austrian Imperial Post Office marked the beginning of the public, international postal service that developed in Israel as part of the activity of the European powers (following the Austrians’ lead, similar postal services were then established by France, Russia, Germany, and Italy). The Austrian postal service in Jerusalem apparently had its beginnings in 1853, and this building – opposite David’s Citadel – was built around 1859.

This photograph was taken sometime between 1898 and 1917:

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  1. […] Später am Nachmittag wollte ich das Diaspora Museum besuchen. Da ich aber irgendwas mit den Buslinien verwechselt habe, landete ich im Eretz Israel Museum. Das war aber auch recht interessant – wer hätte z.B. gedacht, dass es in Jerusalem mal ein österreichisches Postamt gab. […]


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