Villages in the Palestinian Landscapes (1890s - 1930s)
A collection of rare old photos documenting villages on the Palestinian lands between
1890s and 1930s. Since its creation, the École biblique has helped to pioneer biblical
exegesis and archaeological research in Palestine, Israel and the neighboring regions. It
has acquired great scholarly renown in the fields of epigraphy, Semitic linguistics,
Assyriology, Egyptology, as well as in ancient history, geography, and ethnography.
Jean-Michel de Tarragon Born 1945 in France. He became a Catholic priest in 1972. Since 1973 he has been in East-Jerusalem as a permanent member of the French Ecole Biblique. He studied cuneiforms (PhD) and old canaanite languages, and he taught ancient history connected to the Bible. He participated in the archaeological digs of the Ecole Biblique since 1973, and became the assistant photographer of the archaeological activities of Ecole in Jordan and in the Gaza Strip. Retired from active teaching, he is now fully in charge of the photo-collection of the Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem.