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Temporary bazzar in the front of Damascus Gate, Jerusalem
Middle East
The Damascus Gate was built in 1542 by the Ottoman ruler Suleiman the Magnificent in the surrounds of the old city of Jerusalem. This wall is the largest of all the other walls. The gate itself dates in its present form from the time of Süleyman the Magnificent (who oversaw the gate's construction between 1537 and 1542), although there had been a gate here long before the arrival of the Turks. This was the main entrance to the city as early as the time of Agrippas, who ruled in the 1st century BC. The gate was considerably enlarged during the reign of the Roman emperor Hadrian. A column erected by Hadrian once stood in the square, leading to the alternative name for the gate: Bab al-Amud (Gate of the Column).
Copyright: Zoran Strajin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12024x6012
Taken: 01/08/2012
Uploaded: 21/05/2013
Updated: 05/04/2015
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