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The Damascus Gate
We took this photo outside the Damascus Gate on our trip to Israel. I love the architecture and masonry work. The craftmanship is worth the trip.
For a general history and overview of the Damascus Gate, click here. On this link you can see what the gate looked like in 1856 and compare it to my photo.
Called the Shechem Gate by the Jews, the Arabs remember this gate as the “Gate
of the Column” because of the tall pillar that stood in this gate’s plaza during
the Roman and Byzantine period. Click here to read more.
To view the Damascus Gate in a Virtual Tour. Click here. If you get dizzy easily, it might not be a good click.
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