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Bab Kissan and Saint Paul Chapel

Bab Touma, The Southern Wall of Old City, Damascus, Syria
Bab Kissan is one of the seven Roman gates of Damascus old city, and it was dedicated to the planet Saturn.

Nowadays however, it is best associated with Saint Paul the Apostle who down this gate in a basket to escape persecution after converting to Christianity.

Using the original stones of Bab Kissan, a small chapel dedicated to Saint Paul was built just behind the gate.
Historical Periods: Roman Period


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