Al-Silsilah Gate

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Known as the gate of David(Daud)in the early Islamic period, it is located above the far end of the wide transverse bridge connecting the residential area with the city of Jerusalem.The gate is mentioned under this name by early Muslim scholars such as Ibn al-Faqih and al-Maqdisi.Today, however, it is known as the David Gate, The Chain Gate, and the Iranquility Gate.Architecturally,the gate has double doorways,each measures 5.15 metres ,width;traces of the original semicircular openings still survive and the chamfered voussoirs of its arches are distinguished.Just inside the outer semicircular arches are two segmental arches, both of which cover the threshold of the door.Regarding the proportional system used in the construction of the door, it can be seen that the door was designed according to the ratio between width and height except for the height of the arch.The result of archaeological excavations by Ben-Dov and Bahat along the Western Wall of the settlement shed some light on the history of the gate.It confirms that it is located high above the main street adjacent to the Western Wall.This necessitated the construction of the bridge that led the Aksa to pass through this gate.
 Silsile Gate, known as today is one of the main gates of Harem-i Şerif and is located in the southern part of the western walls of Masjid al-Aqsa. The door is currently open and the date of its construction dates back to the Ayyubid period.It is a large door with two wings decorated with intertwined motifs on wood, and when its wings are closed, there is a small door on one of the wings that a person can enter. This door was renewed in the Ayyubid period in h.600 / m.1200. Silsile Gate is one of the double doors built side by side. It was built as a double door with the adjacent Sekine Gate. Today, only the Silsile Gate is open. It is the door used by the Muslims residing in the Şeref District and those who come to the old city in terms of the Gate of Al Hali. Historical madrasas right next to it,It is used by the Israeli police as a police station. It is one of the doors where Israel placed an X-Ray device in the events of 14 July 2017.