Bab ash-Sharqi

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Damascus , Syria
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First erected by the Romans, the Old City walls have been flattened and rebuilt several times over the 2000 or so years since. What stands today dates largely from the 13th century. They are pierced by a number of gates (the Arabic for gate is bab, plural abwab ), only one of which, the restored Bab ash-Sharqi, dates from Roman times.