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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Upper Bethoron [Beit Ur al-Foqa and the Valley of Ajalon] 31 Mar 1862

RCIN 2700913

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The Royal Yacht reached Jaffa (modern-day Tel Aviv) on 29 March. The following day the royal party set out on horses in the direction of Jerusalem. En route they visited Beit Ur al-Foqa from where they could view the Valley of Ajalon, the site of a famous biblical battle, fought by Joshua, the leader of the Israelites, against the Amorite kings. Acquired by the Prince of Wales, 1862