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Hadrian’s Gate

The Hadrian’s Gate or Üçkapılar (“The Three Gates” in Turkish) is a triumphal arch located in Antalya, Turkey, which was built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian, who visited the city in the year 130. It has three arched gates. According to local legend, Sultana Belkis, the Queen of Sheba, is said to have passed under those gates and enjoyed a happy day in the palace in Aspendos on her way to visit King Solomon. However, if she did so, she would have passed through a predecessor version of Hadrian’s Gate, as she and Solomon lived approximately a thousand years before Hadrian.