Herod's Gate Jerusalem
Herod's (Flowers) Gate — The entrance into the Muslim quarter through the northern wall. Herod's Gate is names for a mistaken identification of a church nearby as the home of Herod Antipas. Decorated with a roselike design, it is called in Hebrea "The Gate of the Flowers". It was closed until 1875
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It is Known as the Flower Gate because of the floral designs engraved on its facade.
The gate of the flowers was originally known as Bab-a-Sahairad and referred to by the Muslim burial ground opposite the gate.
A-sahairad means 'those who do not sleep at night' and alludes to the future resurrection of those buried there. However, the name was eventually corrupted into A-zahar, which in Arabic means, ''Flower Gate''.

This gate is also known as Herod's Gate because it leads to the place where King Herod's palace used to be.
It is Also called the Sheep's Gate due to the weekly sheep market that used to be held in the square outside the gate.
Names: Flower Gate; Herod's Gate; The Sheep's Gate; Bab-a-Sahairad
The gate faces north and is located on the northern side of the Old City wall, close to Sha'ar Shechem (Damascus Gate).
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