Friday, April 15, 2011

Three Former Gates To The Temple

South Wall of the Temple Mount

If you look carefully in the center of this picture you can see three doors that were filled in with stone. That lower section was the entrance to the Temple Mount in Jesus day. 

During the siege of Jerusalem by the Romans The great doors were filled in to fortify the Temple complex for a last ditch stand by the Jews. It didn't work!


  1. I've noticed such "filled in" doors on many German castles and fortresses, too. It's fun guessing why and when that happened...

  2. Just want to say that i love your photos of the Holy Land