The Damascus Gate is one of the many gates that lead into the old city. From here you can travel to the Western Wall. The pathway is through the Arab shuk inside the old city. It is one of the more attractive gates into this historic area. My three star rating is based on the fact that this gate is often the scene of violence and the visitor needs to exercise caution.
The best and the most beautiful and important place in Jerusalem . It was so nice of her and her family u it is still available please let us know when you get here so I don't know how to see if I hope to be there at one time but we have to see if you have many more to see if you have a talk and see everyone at and what is a good number to see if you have a talk and see where it is a
Historic wonderful place to experience culture and food.
Illegal workers (black woman) attacking tourists. Hebron Youth Hostel in Jerusalem hiring illegal workers. Reported to the Jaffa gate police and attacker not caught and hostel running still with illegal workers/thieves/attacker.
Damascus Gate (Arabic: باب العامود, translit. Bāb al-ʿĀmūd, Hebrew: שער שכם, Sha'ar Sh'khem) is one of the main entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem. It is located in the wall on the city's northwest side and connects to a highway leading out to Nablus, which in the Hebrew Bible was called Shechem or Sichem, and from there, in times past, to the capital of Syria, Damascus; as such, its modern English name is Damascus Gate, and its modern Hebrew name, Sha'ar Shkhem (שער שכם), meaning Shechem Gate, or Nablus Gate. Of its Arabic names, Bab al-Nasr (باب النصر) means "gate of victory," and Bab al-Amud (باب العامود) means "gate of the column." The latter name, in use continuously since at least as early as the 10th century, preserves the memory of a Roman column towering over the square behind the gate and dating to the 2nd century AD. For the restaurant, see Bawabet Dimashq. Quick facts: Town or city, Coordinates … ￼Damascus Gate in 1856 History In its current form, the gate was built in 1537 under the rule of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Beneath the current gate, the remains of an earlier gate can be seen, dating back to the time of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, who visited the region in 130–131 CE. In the square behind this gate stood a Roman victory column topped by a statue of Emperor Hadrian, as depicted on the 6th-century Madaba Map. This historical detail is preserved in the current gate's Arabic name, Bab el-Amud, meaning "gate of the column".On the lintel of the 2nd-century gate, which has been made visible by archaeologists beneath today's Ottoman gate, is inscribed the city's Roman name after 130 CE, Aelia Capitolina. Until the latest excavations (1979-1984), some researchers believed that Hadrian's gate was preceded by one erected by Agrippa I (r. 41–44 CE) as part of the so-called Third Wall. However, recent research seems to prove that the gate does not predate the Roman reconstruction of the city as Aelia Capitolina, during the first half of the second century.