Jerusalem's Walls and Gates

The wailing wall: The most holy place in the world to Jewish people. Prayers are offered up at this wall built by King Herod in the first century B.C. Some of the stones in the wailing wall date back to the first Temple.

Some of the stones in the western portion of the old city's walls are truly massive in size, the largest of which weighs 570 tons and is 44 feet long, 10 feet high and 12-16 feet deep. The next largest stone in the wall is a mere 40 feet long. The largest stone in the Great Pyramid weighs 11 tons.

In one area the wall runs alongside a moat.

The Zion gate was shot up during the 1948 Israeli war for independence.

This is the gate that Jesus will use to enter Jerusalem.