This is the Kidron Valley as I faced the Golden Gate (right of center along the wall) with the Mt. of Olives behind me. In 2000 the ground near the Golden Gate collapsed revealing a gate below the modern one. The hole was filled as this area is a Moslem graveyard. The southwestern portion of this wall (left) was close to first century Herodian (Second Temple era) foundations of the outer wall of Jerusalem that remain while other parts of the modern wall of Jerusalem lack ancient foundations.