Bab al-Amud [Damascus Gate], Al Qudsباب العمود (بوابة دمشق)- القدس

Bab al-Amud [Damascus Gate], Al Quds

Ottoman Period (1516—1917)

Source: Damascus gate on Visit Palestine website
Embroidery: Khawla Dahrouj [Bir Seb'a], Gaza
Size: 59 x 73 cm

Damascus Gate (Bab al-Amud) is one of seven main gates in the walls of Jerusalem. Built by the Ottoman Sultan Suleyman between 1537 and 1541,

the walls are 4,018 meters long, at an average height of 12 meters and average thickness of 2.5 meters. The walls have 34 watchtowers.

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