Huldah Gates / Double Gate, Jerusalem

Huldah Gates / Double Gate, Jerusalem

Each arch of the Double Gate used to lead, via a passageway, to Solomon's Stables, a formidable (500 square meter) vaulted underground facility (with 12 rows of pillars and arches) located under the southeastern corner of the Temple Mount, 12.5 m (41 ft) below the courtyard. The enormous size of the stones it is built with forced many to believe, at the time, that Solomon created such a colossal structure with the help of a supernatural force. When the al-Aqsa Mosque was built, the old steps were blocked, and the eastern aisle lengthened so that new steps from its end would exit north of the Mosque.

Back in the ancient times, during holidays and busy days, the western (double) gates were reserved for solely exiting the Temple and, therefore, made a bit wider.

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Sight Name: Huldah Gates / Double Gate
Sight Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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