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The Gates of Jerusalem

The Gates of Jerusalem Suleiman's original walls had six gates: Damascus Gate, Herod's Gate, Stephen's Gate, Dung Gate, Zion Gate and Jappa Gate. The gates were all designed and built to have an L-shaped entry of a straight line of entry. Taking this sharp ninety degree turn would have slowed down an invad- ing army in the final moments of a siege. The "L" turns have been removed from Stephen's Gate and the Dung Gate to better facilitate modern traffic but can still be seen in the other four gates. instead ЛЛ New Gate Damascus Gate Herod's Gate Lions' Gate Construction Year: 1538-39 | Construction Year: 1887 Construction Year: 1537 Construction Year: Unknown AAA Golden Gate (Sealed) Jaffa Gate Construction Year: 6th Century 88 | The Ottomans sealed the Golden gate in 1541 AD in order to prevent the Messiah's entrance, which according to the Jewish tradition will enter this gate. Construction Year: 1530-40 Dung Gate Hauldah Gate (Sealed) Zion Gate Construction Year: Herodian period Construction Year: 1540 Construction Year: 1538-40 The original, 1st c. BCE arches of the Hauldah Gate were sealed when the structure was rebuilt during the Umayyad period (7th c. CE).

The Gates of Jerusalem

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