Leen Ritmeyer

The Herodian main street (6) in front of Barclay’s Gate. Excavation revealed that this street lies 13 feet lower than the gate’s original threshold. It had been a mystery how people reached Barclay’s Gate from the main street, so far below. But now we have an answer. A vaulted chamber between the main street and the gate threshold above apparently supported an upper street and a stairway from the main street. See section drawing.