The Library of Congress

A 19th-century view. Completely hidden beneath the Damascus Gate, the remains of Hadrian’s entryway lay unsuspected until the 20th century, as shown in this hand-colored lithograph from David Roberts’s The Holy Land (1842). Roberts depicts the Ottoman gate approached by a dirt road where now we find the concrete pedestrian access seen on page 49. Accumulated earth on either side of the gateway hides any hint of the earlier tripartite gate below.