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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Jerusalem, Jerusalem (national district), Israelen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1538 (creation); 2007-2010 (restoration)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date1538-1539en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-24T15:08:33Z
dc.date.available2013-12-24T15:08:33Z
dc.date.issued1538-1539en_US
dc.identifier243670en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2910en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/152287
dc.descriptionDetail, decorative elements above point of arch; Also known as Bab Mihrab Daud, "Gate of the Prayer Niche of David"; also David's Gate. It is one of eight gates in Jerusalem's Old City walls. Jaffa Gate was inaugurated in 1538 as part of the rebuilding of the Old City walls by Suleiman the Magnificent. Jaffa Gate is the only one of the Old City gates positioned at a right angle to the wall. This could have been done as a defensive measure to slow down oncoming attackers, or to orient it in the direction of Jaffa Road, from which pilgrims arrived at the end of their journey from the port of Jaffa. The gate also leads to Hebron, which is why the Arabic name Bab el-Khalil references Abraham, who is buried in Hebron. A section of the wall left of the gate was completely opened in 1898 when German Emperor Wilhelm II entered the city in a carriage; this is now an entry for vehicular traffic. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 5/16/2013)en_US
dc.format.mediumsandstone; stoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectcityscapeen_US
dc.subjecthistoricalen_US
dc.subjectOttoman Empire and its heritageen_US
dc.subjectPilgrims and pilgrimagesen_US
dc.subjectSuleyman I, Sultan of the Turks, 1494 or 5-1566en_US
dc.subjectcity defenseen_US
dc.subjectOttoman (style)en_US
dc.titleJaffa Gate, Jerusalemen_US
dc.title.alternativeSha'ar Yafoen_US
dc.title.alternativeBab el-Khalilen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-IS-J-YG-A05en_US
vra.culturalContextIslamicen_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes), construction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypecity gateen_US
vra.worktypefortificationen_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Islamic)en_US


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