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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  • Dung Gate, also called the dung gate or gate of Moroccans. Nearby is the Temple Mount and the wailing wall. Through this door were transported waste hence its name.
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  • No, “Dung” is not a Hebrew word. It means what you think. Dung Gate in Hebrew is שער האשפות‎ (Sha’ar Ha’ashpot), also known in Arabic historically as Moroccan or Mughrabi Gate (باب المغاربة). It was u...  more »
  • 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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  • A most interesting place where ancient civilizations meet modern politics. Trust nobody narratives and counter-narratives are constructed daily. Read, learn and have an incredibly educative meeting with this amazing place.
  • 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.
  • Convenient entrance to Temple Mount as well as to the Western Wall.
  • Great weather and friends to walk around the City
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