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Bab Al-Faradis

Al-Amara Al-Jouaniya, Damascus, Syria
This is one of the seven Roman gates of Damascus old city, and it was dedicated to the planet Mercury.

The gate was later called Bab Al-Faradis, or “the gate of heavens” in Arabic, due to the abundance of lush vegetation and water sources in its vicinity.

It is a double gateway and was last restored in the Ayyubid era.
Historical Periods: Ayyubids, Roman Period

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