Hershel Shanks

Just a few rocks remain of what was once a gate into the city of Jerusalem from about 1800 B.C. (See artist’s reconstruction drawing of how the gate may have appeared when it was built by the Jebusites.) Neglected and unprotected, the wall suffers from erosion and encroaching vegetation. Before he died, Shiloh had hopes of restoring the gate, so that visitors to the City of David could enter the archaeological park through it, as the ancients once did on their way from the Gihon Spring.