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The Western Gate of Jupiter Temple

Al-Hamidiya, Opposite the Western Gate of the Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
What remains of Jupiter Temple’s Western Gate, which is known today as Bab Al-Barid, is still a sight to behold.

The gate is a triple Roman doorway ascribed to the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus. The colonnade gallery behind the gate was added at a later Roman Period.
Historical Periods: Roman Period


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  • 26/May/2013 - I believe that this is the most fascinating place in the old city. It is where all the history of the city converge together.

  • 26/May/2013 - كتير حلو هلمحل