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What was the Gate of Jupiter in Roman times is now Bab al-Jabiya. Like most of the other gates of Old Damascus, Bab al-Jabiya is an Arab reconstruction dating from the 12th century. Bab al-Jabiya marked the western end of Via Recta, although it is nowadays located slightly to the south of what has become the east-west axis of Via Recta, namely Midhat Pasha Street. The gate is located within the souks of Rachid Joukhadar Street, which runs parallel south of Midhat Pasha Street, the modern inheritor of Via Recta. During Roman times, Via Recta was much wider and encompassed both streets, but over time, shops were placed in the centre of the street eventually becoming buildings themselves, thus dividing the street.

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