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Damascus Gate (Bab Al Amud)

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Damascus Gate or as called in Arabic "Bab Al Amud" is one of the main entrances to the old city of Jerusalem. In its current form, the gate was built in 1537 under the rule of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

The largest, most elaborate, and most heavily defended of the Old City’s gates. It is also the only one to have been excavated. Through Damascus Gate one passes directly into the hustle and bustle of Souq Khan Al Zeit and Al Wad Road in the Muslim Quarter.

One of eight gates remade in the 10th century, it is the only one to have preserved the same name (Bab Al Amud) in modern times.

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