New Gate

During the end of 19th century Schick discovered an old gate in the city wall of Jerusalem that might have been the so called Lazarus Gate. It is said that Christian pilgrims was not allowed to enter the city through the Damascus Gate during the period of the early Church. The Pilgrims therefore went into the city through what was called the Lazarus Gate to reach the Holy Sepulcher – the goal for their pilgrimage. The location of this gate is close to todays New Gate.
More info from the Israel Antiquities Authority Journal 117, 30/11/2005.

New Gate Jerusalem 1890


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