Old City Gates, General
Old City Gates (Jewish Virtual Library)
Brief information on each gate with helpful
links to relevant in-depth topics throughout
Jerusalem Post Millennium Special: Keys to the
Treasure Trove - Jerusalem's Old City Gates.
Article giving historical details about each gate.
- Jerusalem 3000 (Agency for Jewish Education)
Interesting facts about each gate with an
educational emphasis. Not all the links
work, but the site is still fairly easy
to navigate. Starts at Jaffa Gate; from
there you can tour around the wall in
within the Walls (Israel Ministry of
Foreign Affairs) A concise summary of Old City
landmarks, focusing on the eight gates.
Old City Gates (Christian Travel Study
Programs, Ltd.) Contains many unique facts not frequently cited about
the Old City's Gates.
The HOPE - The Twelve Gates of Jerusalem
- artist's drawings of the gates of the city.
Jaffa Gate and Tower of David Square (The Jerusalem Mosaic)
Highlights Jaffa Gate in the Crusader Period.
Gate (Bab al-Khalil) and Around (Excite Travel) A real-life
description of what you would see as you enter the city through this busy
Gate (A Rabbi's Guide to the Land of Israel) A brief,
but personal insight into Zion Gate and the symbolism it holds for the
the Temple Mount (by Lambert Dolphin) Contains an
informative section on the Golden Gate, explaining many of the
traditions and views associated with the blocked Eastern entrance to
the Temple Mount.
Lions Gate/St. Stephen's Gate
from the Western Wall (by Yossi Ronen) Describes the
role of Lions Gate in the 6 Day War, including the entrance of
the paratroopers into the Old City through the gate.
Close Encounters: Jesus' Final Journey
(Jerusalem Post) The Lions
Gate, as the entrance to the Via Dolorosa, has come to be associated
with the traditional path of Jesus' final journey, described
in this article.
Gate (The Jerusalem Mosaic) Spotlight on Damascus Gate in the
and the Damascus Gate (The Jerusalem Mosaic) The building of the
current wall and gates in the Ottoman Period.