Citadel (crs)

Citadel, from the outside
Tower of David
Citadel
The Moat
Citadel
The Moat
Citadel, from the inside
Ornamental Gate
Citadel
From Phasael's Tower
Citadel
      
Citadel
Central Courtyard
Citadel
From Phasael's Tower
Citadel, from the Southeast Tower
Ramparts
Citadel
Minaret
Citadel
Minaret Detail
Citadel
Ramparts, Mameluke Cupola
      
Citadel
Phasael's and East Towers
Citadel
Phasael's Tower
Citadel
Southeast, David's Towers
Citadel
Entrance to the Mosque
Citadel
Citadel
Sample Mosiac
      
Citadel
Sample Mosiac
Citadel
Roman Standards?
Citadel
Stone from Hula Gates
Citadel
Jaffa Gate from the Inside

 

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First built as a fortress integrated into the old city wall by Herod the Great in 24 BC to guard his palace and the city, the fortress has been enhanced many times.  It is inappropriately called the Tower of David.  It was misidentified by the Byzantines referring to the 17th century minaret of Mohammad Pasha.  Only a portion of the lower part of the fortress was Herod's construction.  Only a portion of one of the three original towers remain.  The majority of the fortress was constructed under the Mamluk sultans.  The fortress is now a museum.  It is old, not just very old by Jerusalem standards.

Reference/s: http://www.jewishmag.com/29mag/david/david.htm

Identifier: 43, Last Accessed: 2017-09-20 03:59:00

 

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