Jerusalem gates map
Map of Jerusalem gates. Jerusalem gates map (Israel) to print. Jerusalem gates map (Israel) to download. Jerusalem Old City walls, built in the early 16th century by the Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, have eight gates. All but one (the Gate of Mercy) still serve Jerusalemites and visitors streaming to its markets, and sacred and historic sites. Following is a thumbnail description of the gates, counter-clockwise from south to west: The Zion Gate: Bearing Jerusalem earliest biblical name in Hebrew and English, this gate Arabic name is the Gate of the Prophet David, as the Tomb of King David, on adjacent Mount Zion, is only a few steps away as its shown in Jerusalem gates map. Zion Gate leads directly to the Armenian and Jewish quarters. The Dung Gate: This gate unusual name derives from the refuse dumped here in antiquity, where the prevailing winds would carry odors away. Nehemiah 2:13 mentions a Dung Gate that was probably near this one. This gate leads directly to the Western Wall and the Southern Wall Archaeological Park.
Gate of Mercy: This gate, in the eastern Temple-Mount wall, may be the best-known of them all. Also called the Golden Gate or the Eastern Gate, it has been blocked for centuries, and is said to be awaiting a miraculous opening when the Messiah comes and the dead are resurrected. Herod’s Gate: Despite its name, the notorious Judean king had nothing to do with this gate. In Arabic and Hebrew this north-facing gate, which leads to the Old City markets, is called the Flowers Gate as its mentioned in Jerusalem gates map. Some say the name derives from a rosette carved over it. The New Gate: This is the only Old City entryway not part of the original design of the 16th-century walls. It was breached in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire to allow Christian pilgrims quicker access to their holy places within the ramparts.