Triple Gate



Of the original Herodian Triple Gate only the western jamb has been preserved. The present triple-arched gate, which dates from the Umayyad period, gave access to an underground passageway that led up to the Temple Mount. It also gave access to huge underground structures that are popularly known as Solomon’s Stables and which in recent years have been converted into the al-Marwani Mosque. In the western wall of the underground passageway only the bottom part of one column, which once supported the Royal Stoa, has survived the Roman destruction of 70 CE.