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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Jerusalem, Jerusalem (national district), Israelen_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 520 CE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date520-529en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-24T15:07:30Z
dc.date.available2013-12-24T15:07:30Z
dc.date.issued520-529en_US
dc.identifier243624en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2775en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/152241
dc.descriptionDetail, the center springing of the arches of the sealed double doors; The Golden Gate, as it is called in Christian literature, is the oldest of the current gates in Jerusalem's Old City Walls. The present gate was probably built in the 520s CE, as part of Justinian I's building program in Jerusalem, on top of the ruins of the earlier gate in the wall. An alternate theory holds that it was built in the later part of the 7th century by Byzantine artisans employed by the Umayyad khalifs. The Golden Gate is one of the few sealed gates in Jerusalem's Old City Walls, along with the Huldah Gates. The Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent sealed off the Golden Gate in 1541. While this may have been purely for defensive reasons, in Jewish tradition, this is the gate through which the Messiah will enter Jerusalem. Christians believe this is the gate that Jesus rode through on Palm Sunday; Muslims believe it is the site of the future resurrection. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 5/3/2013)en_US
dc.format.mediumsandstoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectmilitary or waren_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectRoman Empireen_US
dc.subjectSuleyman I, Sultan of the Turks, 1494 or 5-1566en_US
dc.subjectbattlementsen_US
dc.subjectByzantineen_US
dc.subjectUmayyaden_US
dc.titleGolden Gate, Jerusalemen_US
dc.title.alternativeSha'ar Harachamimen_US
dc.title.alternativeGate of Mercyen_US
dc.title.alternativeBab al-Rahmaen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-IS-J-GOG-A06en_US
vra.culturalContextByzantine Israelien_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypecity gateen_US
vra.worktypefortificationen_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Byzantine)en_US


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