Despite the overwhelming passage of time, the eastern ramparts of the old city seem to have beautifully preserved the Hellenistic and Roman force which has been carved in the ruins, endlessly molding themselves into the beautiful historical and archaeological edifices that can still be seen today.

The most noteworthy such piece of history is the ever fresh-looking colossal triple-arched sandstone entryway, Hadrian's Gate, raised by the Turkish people as tribute to Emperor Hadrian at the time of his visit, back in A.D. 130.