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Courtyard of a Jewish Home (Hosh)

Updated: Oct 26, 2021

The well is round, its wall is covered with red bricks.
The well in the inner courtyard of the traditional Jewish house, in the Babylonian Jewry Museum

At the heart of the museum, the courtyard of a traditional Jewish home in Baghdad has been recreated. This courtyard, built at the centre of the home, was open to the sky and surrounded by rooms. From the courtyard, one may enter the summer living room (tarar) and the kitchen. It was used for the family’s activities and as a primary source of light and air.