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View looking northwest at the interior (western) portion of the “Golden Gate.”  Note the acanthus leaf decoration and other Byzantine features.

The gate was probably built during the rule f the Moslem Caliph, Abd al-Malik, and Umayyad ruler (A.D. 685 to 705).  He probably used Byzantine (Christian) architects and craftsmen to build it.

For a general view of the interior of the gate Click Here.

For a brief description of the gate Click Here.