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.