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What was Jerusalem like under the rule of the Ottomans?
 
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cyclotreker
What was Jerusalem like under the rule of the Ottomans?
           
 
ignati
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Jerusalem fell under Ottoman rule in 1517 and remained under Turkish rule until 1917. During much of this history Jerusalem was a provincial town, as it did not fall on the main trade route between Cairo and Damascus.
           
 
crazyman2
replied to: ignati
In the late 1800s poor sanitation and overcrowding inside the Old City led to the construction of new neighborhoods outside the ancient walls.