|The Damascus Gate - Bab El Amud (Gate of the Column) The Northern entrance to Jerusalem. Wood engraving after a drawing by Harry Fenn, published in Picturesque Palestine, about 1870. Recent hand colouring.
Gate of the Column refers to a column, topped by a statue of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, that stood inside the gate beginning in the 2nd century AD. The column appears inside the gate on the left side of the 6th century Madaba Map (opens in a separate browser window).