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The Zion Gate (Sha'ar Zion)

The Zion Gate (Sha'ar Zion) serves the people who come to the Jewish Quarter. It got its name from the nearby Mount Zion and along the years written evidence was found to the fact that it was already named thus in the beginning of the 13th century (in Arabic it is called "David Gate", due to its closeness to King David’s burial place). Much like other gates that are set into the Old City’s wall, in the midst of the Zion Gate there is a 90 degrees turn to make it difficult for potential enemies to pass thorough it quickly. In the wall which stands near the gate can be seen bullet marks from the time of the Israeli War of Independence. The Zion Gate creates a convenient access to the Western Wall, as well as to the Armenian Quarter. Near the Zion Gate, outside the wall, is found the Davidson Center Archeological Park.

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