Temple Mount South Wall



The Southern Wall of the Temple Mount is 912 feet (278 m) long. It was pierced by two gates, the Double Gate and the Triple Gate, farther to the east. These two gates are frequently, but mistakenly, referred to as the Huldah Gates. A monumental stairway led up to the Double Gate, indicating that this was an important entry point for the many worshippers. In between this stairway and that leading up to the Triple Gate is a ritual bathing complex and a public building.