Wall of Jerusalem
Jerusalem is surrounded by a wall on all four sides, the purpose of which was to protect the city from invasion. The earliest was built by the Yabbousites and remnants of the wall are still surrounding the city. Yabous was discovered during the arachaeological digs hgeld in 1960.
During Salah Eddin's time, a wall was built and a moat was dug surrounding it to increase the city's defense. In 616H/1210 AD, the great king Issa destroyed the wall so that the crusaders would not be able to take hold of the city. It was renovated several rimes during the mamluki period. The present wall dates back to Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent's period. Its renovation took four years. The wall has several open gates.