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Asia: Jacobite Christian pilgrims from Chaldea, Israel, 1900

"Jacobite pilgrims from Chaldea" (circa Chaldea was an area in Babylon, now southern Iraq. The Jacobites are part of the Syriac Orthodox Church and many spoke Aramaic. Note the howling baby in the backpack

Syria_Homs_Christian Quarter_Church of St. Elias (Mar Elian) by Syriac-man, via Flickr

Syria_Homs_Christian Quarter_Church of St. Elias (Mar Elian) by Syriac-man, via…

Silver filigree buckle. Antakya / Turkey. Late-Ottoman, from a Syrian Orthodox workshop.

Silver filigree buckle of a woman's belt. Late-Ottoman, From Antakya, made in a Christian (Syrian Orthodox) workshop. High grade silver, with traces of gold plating.n° - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Orthodox Syriac Monastery and House of Saint Mark and his Mother (Cenacle), Jerusalem Israel

Orthodox Syriac Monastery and House of Saint Mark and his Mother (Cenacle).

Church of Holy Seplechre - where the Miracle of the Fire occurs every year.

Church of Holy Seplechre - where the Miracle of the Fire occurs every year.

Bejeweled Chaldean women of Tel Keppe near Mosul (northern Iraq).  Early 20th century.  Tel Keppe historically was the center of the (Assyrian) Chaldean Catholic community of Iraq.

Bejeweled Chaldean women of Tel Keppe near Mosul (northern Iraq). Tel Keppe historically was the center of the (Assyrian) Chaldean Catholic community of Iraq.

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