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Bab Touma

Bab Touma, North East entrance of the Old City, Damascus, Syria
Bab Touma is one of the seven Roman gates of Damascus Old City.

Originally dedicated to planet Venus, the gate was given the name of Saint Thomas the Apostle, “Touma” in Arabic, during the Byzantine Period.

The gate was reconstructed in the 13th century during the Ayyubid Period.
Historical Periods: Ayyubids, Byzantine Period, Roman Period

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  • 31/May/2013 - This is how the gate named Touma looked like in the late 19th century.