South Gate and City Walls
البوابة الجنوبية وأسوار المدينة
005- Roman Period
The South Gate is the southern entrance to the walled city, dating to 130 CE. It is decorated with columns, leaves of acanthus, and statue niches. The gate was part of the original thin city wall, which was later strengthened in the 4th century CE. A small section of this 3-meter thick wall is still standing near the gate. The present city walls date to the Byzantine period. Inside the gate is an open area that served as a marketplace.
The southern end of the walled city.