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  Bab al-Faradis
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Known as Gate of Mercury during Roman times, this city gate was rebuilt in the 12th century AD by the Zengid ruler Nureddine. It was renamed Bab al-Faradis (Gate of the Gardens) referring to the nearby neighbourhood of al-Faradis. The medieval gate is now part of the covered covered souk and could easily be missed when walking through street.

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2008
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