This gate, on the fringes of East Jerusalem, is the main entrance to the twisting and turning corridors of the Muslim ... More
This gate, on the fringes of East Jerusalem, is the main entrance to the twisting and turning corridors of the Muslim Quarter. Outside the gate is the Peddler's Market where people sell vegetables, clothes, children toys, shoes and tobacco products. Heading down the stairs and into the gate the shopping market continues with people selling similar goods. Since Roman times, it has been one of the main ways of access into and out of the city. Excavations under the present gate, built during the Ottoman period, have uncovered Roman remains, which include a large pillar that apparently lent the gate its Arabic name, Bab el-Amud ("Gate of the Pillar").
I love the structure of the castle like building. The history of the romans and Salah al Din. I love the peopl and the smell of fresh fruit and veggies and food. It so much different then your average Westernized world that we're all so sick of taking over the world. Its a great place for great bargans.
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