Dung Gate, Jerusalem

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The Dung Gate is one of the gates in the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. It was built in the 16th century.The gate is situated near the southeast corner of the old city, southwest of the Temple Mount.The gate is the closest to the Western Wall and is a main passage for vehicles coming out of the Old City and for buses headed to the Western Wall. It was originally much smaller, but was enlarged in 1952, after the Old City came under Jordanian control in 1948. After its capture by Israel in 1967, architect Shlomo Aronson was commissioned to renovate this gate. Directly behind the gate lies the entrance to the Western Wall compound.NameThe name Sha'ar Ha'ashpot appears in the Book of Nehemiah 2:13-14. It is probably named after the residue that was taken from the Jewish Temple into the Valley of Hinnom, where it was burned. This ancient "Dung Gate" may not have been in the same location as the modern gate.The name Moroccan gate (Bab al-Magharibeh) refers to the Moroccan Quarter, which was situated near the area until 1967.The name Silwan Gate refers to the village of Silwan that lies just south of the gate.
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  • This door is open in the Southeast wall of the old city. She has nothing extraordinary, but enter the areas Jews and Muslims, near the wall of lamentations and the esplanade of the Temple. Is referred to in Jewish antiquity door of the filth, she wears a Maghreb under Muslim rule. In its current state, the door was built under Soliman in 1540 and expanded in 1952 to allow automobile traffic.
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  • The tour bus dropped us off here a couple of times, but it wasn't convenient for us to use when walking from our hotel. There's a little stand outside the gate that sells delicious sesame bagel-pretze...  more »
  • The Dung gate is one of eight gates into the Old City. It is the closest gate to the Western wall and the temple mount. It is a busy point with city buses, taxis and tour buses. It is one of the secur...  more »
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  • Beautiful constructed gate. It is situated near the southeast corner of the old city, southwestern of the Temple Mount. The gate is the closest to the Western Wall and is the main passage for vehicles coming out of the Old City. Be sure to visit this place with a guide that can clearly explain the significance of this place. Otherwise the experience won't be as beneficial. It will just be a historical site to visit.
  • If you don't have a your guide that can clearly explain the significance of these places in Jerusalem then the experience won't be as beneficial to you. It will just be a historical site to visit. It's well worth the tour of Old and New Jerusalem.
  • The entrance to the Kotel. security was tight. many many Bar Mitzvahs start here with music and tossed candy. There is a fascinating museum close by that shows the archeological work being done in the vicinity.
  • The archeological sites in the area are fascinating!
  • You feel the God in your soul

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