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New Gate

The New Gate is the newest one of the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem.

It was built in 1889 to provide direct access between the Christian Quarter and the new neighborhoods then going up outside the walls.

The arched gate is decorated with crenelated stonework. The New Gate was built at the highest point of the present wall.

It should not be confused with the New Gate of the Second Temple complex mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah that served as entrance to the Great Sanhedrin’s Hall of Hewn Stones, and was previously called the Benjamin Gate.

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