Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem

Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem
Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem also known as the Gate of the Friend and David’s Gate. It is a stone portal situated in the ancient wall of the Old City. It is just one of the 18 gates of the old walls of the city.
Similar to the stones that were used in the other parts of the Old Jerusalem walls, the jaffa gate stones are made from hewn, huge sand colored stone blocks. The front entrance measures about 20 feet in height and its walls rises an additional 20 feet from it. The construction of the gate is quite historical with the story of Emperor Wilhelm II. 
In the year 1898, a breach was created in the wall when the German emperor forced to enter the city of Jerusalem as he rode a white horse. According to local stories, the city would be governed by a king who will pass the gates mounted on a white horse. In order to gratify the vanity of the emperor and the legend, a breach was created instead of letting him ride in the course of the city gates. 

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