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Old City of Jerusalem

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The Old City of Jerusalem is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Archeologists estimate its age at more than 4,500 years. The city walls were built by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century, roughly following the course of the walls built by the Romans to encircle Jerusalem in the 2nd century.

Today, they are revealed in their full height and splendor, after rubble that had accumulated over centuries was cleared away. Eight gates are built into the city’s walls, seven are open and one remains sealed. The inside of the City is divided into four quarters; the Christian Quarter, the Muslim Quarter, the Jewish Quarter, and the Armenian Quarter.

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