The so-called Old Town or Old City of Jerusalem is a walled area in rectangular shape with 0.9 square kilometers in the modern city of Jerusalem. In Old Town there are several sites of key religious importance, as the Temple Mount and Western Wall for Jews, the Holy Sepulchre for Christians, and the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims. Here you find the Damascus Gate, called the Shechem Gate by the Jews, the Arabs remember this gate as the Gate of the Column because of the tall pillar that stood in this gate’s plaza during the Roman and Byzantine period. Kenyon’s excavations underneath this Turkish gate found remnants of a triple-arched gateway dating to the time of the Roman Emperor Hadrian (AD 135). The Old City and its walls were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981 as a nominee of Jordan.