Jaffaporten

Jaffaporten i Gamlebyen i Jerusalem er nyleg gjenopna etter ein periode med vedlikehaldsarbeid.

The Washington Post har ein interessant artikkel om staden:

Jerusalem reopens popular Old City gate
Israel reopened a 16th-century gate to Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday, completing a two-month renovation and cleaning project that drew criticism from Palestinian officials.
Jaffa Gate, one of four main entrances to the Old City, was built by Jerusalem’s Ottoman rulers and inaugurated in 1538. It is the most common entrance for tourists entering the walled Old City – home to key holy sites in Christianity, Islam and Judaism, as well as a popular outdoor marketplace. (Les meir)

(via BiblePlaces Blog)

Akvedukt like ved Jaffaporten

Israel Antiquities Authority melde denne veka om funnet av ein akvedukt like innanfor Jaffaporten i Gamlebyen i Jerusalem:

The 1,800 Year Old High-Level Aqueduct of Jerusalem was Exposed Next to Jaffa Gate in the Old City
A beautiful aqueduct, standing 1.50 meters high and built of large stones, has been situated for almost two millennia right under one of the most familiar and traveled places in Jerusalem – beneath the road that leads from Jaffa Gate toward the David Citadel Museum and the shops on David Street.

The High-Level Aqueduct of Jerusalem, which dates from the second-third century CE, was exposed in excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority is conducting, with funding provided by the Jerusalem Development Authority for the purpose of replacing the infrastructure in the region.

(Les meir)