Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Armenian Convent in Jaffa
The sign just says "Armenian Convent" but when I researched it on the Internet I discovered that it has a rich history and was used by Napolean. "In the maze of streets the Armenian convent that served as a hospital for Napoleon's troops is still present. Napoleon stopped in Jaffa on his campaign through the country and, according to some sources, ordered 4,000 wounded soldiers to facilitate his withdrawal from the area." (http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Society_&_Culture/geo/jaffa.html)
This area is currently being renovated, hence the scaffolding.
Posted by Mandi at 2:45 PM