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"Still waiting for Mesiah!" - Famous Golden Gate, Jerusalem
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The Golden gate is located on the east walls of the old city of Jerusalem, leading to the temple mount. It is regarded as a Holy site for all faiths - Jewish (arrival of the Messiah) and Christian (entrance of Jesus on Palm Sunday) and Muslim (site of future resurrection).

The gate was built in the 6th/7th C AD over the ruins of the second temple gate, and sealed since the 16th C.

The Golden Gate is the most important and most impressive gate in Jerusalem, and the only visible entrance to the city of Jerusalem from the East. This oldest of all the gates to the city was the only one not rebuilt by Suleiman the Magnificent in AD 1539-42.

Monolithic stones in the wall just above ground have been identified as 6th Century BC masonry from the time of Nehemiah, (Biblical Archaeological Review [BAR], Mar/Apr 1992, p40).

The Golden Gate was walled up by the Arabs in the year 810. It has remained closed now for nearly 12 centuries.

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