Beautiful Gate of the Temple



A reconstruction drawing of the underground passageway of the Double Gate of Herod’s Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Most of the elements in this drawing have been preserved, including the domes inside the double passageway. We have proposed that this beautifully decorated gateway was the Beautiful Gate of the Temple, where the lame man was healed by Peter and John.

In the reconstruction drawing, people are entering the tunnel on the right side and exiting on the left. The best place for a lame beggar to get the attention of the worshipers would be if he was placed between the two entrances.