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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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  • At the gates of Jerusalem's old city gate, located in the South long ago abandoned garbage is because that place was known as the dung gate. This is the entrance to the Western Wall. Compared to the other gate, gate beauty is felt sorry.
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  • This is one of the gates, through which you can reach the old part of Jerusalem. They are located next to the wailing wall
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  • The open space of the Western Wall may be reached through the DUNG GATE. called by the Arabs Gate Maghariba, or yjhe MOOR Gate,All the Southern part of the wall is excavated and became Archeologic Gar...  read more »
  • Average name but absolutely beautiful!
  • Good way to enter to old city.
  • Had my rental car stolen 2 blocks from dung gate, on Wadi Hilwa St.. Old city was neat of course but be careful parking in nearby neighborhoods!
  • Had a bad meal night before so left a pile of my own dung.
  • Is this Our Moroccan Gate ?!
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