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Bab al-Magharibah (Dung Gate)

Bab al-Magharibah (Dung Gate)

Bab al-Magharibah (Dung Gate)

It is noteworthy that the gate called Bab al-Magharibah today is not one of the original gates of the Jerusalem Wall. It originates from a tower that was built in 1540 AD / 947 H, and later expanded into a gate in 1953 AD to allow for the movement of cars and to facilitate the passage of those living near the Old City. Therefore, this gate is essentially an opening in the Wall and does not have any slanted or right-angle design.

 

To the west of Bab al-Magharibah, the Wall continues to rise with the terrain, reaching a square tower similar to Burj al-Laqlaq, known as Burj Kibrit (Sulfur Tower). The Wall continues west of this tower until it reaches Bab al-Nabi Daoud (Zion Gate).

 

Bab al-Magharibah (Dung Gate)
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