Western Temple Gate

Western Temple Gate information

Damascus , Syria
Souq al-Hamidiyya
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At its eastern end, Souq al-Hamidiyya re-emerges back into glaring sunlight at the spot where the Western Temple Gate of the 3rd-century Roman Temple of Jupiter once stood. The outer walls of the Umayyad Mosque, directly ahead, mark the position of the temple itself, but here, on ground now occupied by stalls selling Qurans and religious paraphernalia, was the propylaeum (the monumental gateway to the temple complex).

What remains today are several enormous Corinthian columns carrying fragments of a decorated lintel.