Bab al-Amud [Damascus Gate], Al Quds, 1537-51 CE   [59 x 73 cm]

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Embroidery: Khawla Dahrouj [Bir Seb'a], Gaza, Palestine

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.

Era: Ottoman Period (1516—1917)

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