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Walls & Gates of the Old City

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The magnificent walls of Jerusalem’s Old City constitute a living example of Arab Islamic architecture. The walls surrounding the Old City were built during the Ottoman period, under direct supervision of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in 1542 AD. The walls stretch for twelve miles over an area of two square miles and rise to a height of 40 feet. They contain forty-three surveillance towers and eleven gates, seven of which are presently open.

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