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Bahá’u’lláh arrives in the Holy Land

In the mid-1800s ‘Akká (Acre) was the end of the world, a final destination for the most notorious murderers, highway robbers, and political enemies of the Ottoman regime. A walled city of filthy streets and damp, desolate houses, ‘Akká had no source of fresh water, and the air was popularly described as being so foul that birds flying overhead would fall dead out of the sky.

The authorities expected that Bahá’u’lláh and His companions would perish quickly in this prison city.

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  • Tehran

  • Baghdad

  • Constantinople

  • Adrianople

  • Akká

  • Haifa

 
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