|The Street of the Damascus Gate
Full page wood engraving after a drawing by Harry Fenn, published in
Picturesque Palestine, about 1870. Recent hand colouring. The
additional caption refers to a characteristic group of bedouins outside
a cafe on the left, a party of Turkish soldiers breakfasting, and a
group of fruit and vegetable dealers on the right.
This intersection is just inside the Damascus Gate. The Street of the Damascus Gate is the street at the right. It leads to the Suq Khan es-Zeit. The street at the left is El Wad Road. It leads to Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The location of the artist is approximately where the column topped by a statue of Hadrian stood in the 2nd century AD. This intersection is shown on the left side of the 6th century Madaba Map (opens in a separate browser window).