|Damascus Gate (circa 1860)|
Archeologists found a Roman gate built by Hadrian in the second century, probably on the foundations of an even earlier gate.
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The gate is adjacent to the Old City's Muslim and Christian quarters.
|Indian and British troops protecting|
the Gate, April 1920
|Anti-Zionist demonstration, March 1920|
|Troops at Damascus Gate 1929|
|Old City held by insurgents against |
British, 1938. Damascus Gate locked
|Troops retaking the Old City|
During the month [October 1938], the arrival of strong military reinforcements brought about an improvement of the security position. The Old City of Jerusalem, which had become the rallying point of a large number of bandits and from which acts of violence, murder and intimidation were being organized and perpetrated freely and with impunity, was fully re-occupied by the troops on the 19th of the month. This was a successful, organized operation of considerable magnitude.
|Searching for weapons at Damascus|
Gate, Sept. 1938
|Damascus Gate today|
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