Taken from just outside the Jaffa Gate.
Therefore, the surface area today is not the surface that was. There is a lot of controversy over the exact location of every place that is called "holy" today. This includes sites like the place of Christ's crucifixion, his burial tomb and even the wailing wall being part of the second Temple! Yet, despite all of this doubt, there are battles going on to preserve or take over these presumed "holy sites" by many, with attitudes that are not so "holy!" Attitudes, between the many religions represented, of greed and hate. Ready to deceive and even kill to gain a few centimetres of earth. How sad, we are all so human!
Inside this fort is a museum illustrating the history of Jerusalem going from the Canaanites, the Israelites including David and Solomon, then moving through history to the birth of Israel as a nation in 1984.
The present structure of the fort was build in the middle ages with some changes by other rulers in the years following.
Inside the wall of this fort is a large open courtyard where archeological digs are continuing, as they are in a lot of places in Israel. Here they have discovered fortifications and items from Herodian times in the 2nd century BC. Many believe that this then may be the site of Christ's condemnation and trial.
So it goes here, always new surprises and discoveries that affect what we think about where and how things happened in the past. One must remain open minded for sure.