Zion/Nebe Daud Gate Restoration
- Readers may be interested in this blurb, which appears to be mostly factual and just a bit silly. The part about an entry way for non-Muslims is absurd. None of the gates to the city is restricted to anyone of any religion, although non-Muslims are restricted, at prayer times and generally except for tourism at specific hours, to the Haram es Sharif, the Temple Mt enclosure with the Dome of the Rock, el Aqsa Mosque etc. What it probably meant to claim is that the Jaffa and Zion gates (also the "New Gate") are entrances to the so-called Armenian, Christian and Jewish Quarters, while the Damascus (Shechem), Lion's (St Stephen's) and Flower's (Herod's) Gates allow direct entry into the Moslem Quarter.
Eliot Braun, Ph D
Sr. Fellow WF Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem
Associate Researcher Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem
PO Box 21, Har Adar 90836 Israel
Tel 972-2-5345687, Cell 972-50-2231096
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