Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

3-1980

Description

Also know as Lions Gate, St. Stephen’s Gate is located on the eastern end of the Old City. It was thought that the first Christian martyr was stoned right outside of this gate, giving it it’s original name. The name Lions Gate only came about because of the four lions carved out of the surrounding stone based on a dream of Suleiman’s. Directly inside the gate is the Muslim Quarter, while just outside lies the Mt. of Olives.

Notes

http://www.itsgila.com/tipsgates.htm

(accessed 1 Nov 2011)

http://www.bibleplaces.com/oldcitygates.htm

(accessed 1 Nov 2011)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

St. Stephen’s Gate (Jerusalem); Lions Gate (Jerusalem); Architecture -- Religious architecture -- Israel -- Jerusalem;

Country Name

Israel

City Name

Jerusalem

Keywords

St. Stephen’s Gate, Lions Gate, Jerusalem, religious architecture, historic

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