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An image of the Obverse and Reverse of the 20 New Israeli Shekel Gold Coin placed against a background/representation of a Roman Cardo
Another representation of the ancient Roman Cardo
Aelia Capitolina, the Roman City built by Emperor Hadrian on the ruins of Jerusalem following the Bar Cochba Revolt (132-135 BC) had a Cardo running from Damascus Gate in the North of the city, going Southwards, which was extended further Southwards to Zion Gate by Emperor Justinius in the 6th Century Byzantine period.
Along the colonnaded street, modern shops have taken the place of the ancient Roman shops that were once there. The combination of old and new is also visible on the Street of the Jews, where the shops have been set in old vaults and the gallery is covered by an arched roof containing small apertures to allow for natural lighting.