Old City Gates, General
The Old City Gates (Jewish
Virtual Library) Brief information on each gate with helpful
links to relevant in-depth topics throughout the
Jerusalem Post Millennium Special: Keys to the Treasure Trove
- Jerusalem's Old City Gates. Article giving historical
details about each gate. Small pictures.
- 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 either direction.
within the Walls (Israel Ministry of Foreign
Affairs) A concise summary of Old City landmarks, focusing on the eight
Old City Gates (Christian Travel Study Programs,
Ltd.) Contains many unique
facts not frequently cited about the Old
The HOPE - The
Twelve Gates of Jerusalem - artist's drawings of the gates of
Jaffa Gate (BibleWalks.com) A lengthy history of the area with several
(3DIsrael) A real-life
description of what you would see as you enter the city through
this busy gate.
Gate (BibleWalks.com) A brief history of the gate with a number of large
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.
Keys to the Treasure Trove - Jerusalem's Old City Gates (Jerusalem
Post) Descriptions of most gates around the old city.
Damascus Gate (The
Jerusalem Mosaic) Spotlight on Damascus Gate in the Roman-Byzantine
The Wall and the
Damascus Gate (The Jerusalem Mosaic) The building of the
current wall and gates in the Ottoman Period.