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Ramparts Walk

Jerusalem Attractions  - 24



The towering surrounding walls of the Old City, an impressive union of medieval and Middle Eastern architectural features, is among Jerusalem's most striking features. The walls were commissioned by Ottoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, who invested heavily in the development of Jerusalem during the 16th century. The wall roughly follows the outline of the ramparts surrounding ancient Roman Jerusalem. So devoted to fortifying the holy sites of Jerusalem was Suleiman that when his architects inadvertently left Mount Zion outside the walls, he had them executed in his fury

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