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Around this time, the tradition of 14 Stations of the Cross was developing in Europe.
A rather confusing route across Souq Khan al-Zeit, south down Khan al-Zeit, and up 28 stone steps leads to Station 9 at the Coptic Patriarchate next to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
This event is held to have occurred at the site of Madrasa al-Omariya, 300m west of the Lion's Gate.
The madrasa is still used as a school and can be entered with the permission of the caretaker at specific times (Mon-Thu, Sat -6; Fri -4pm).
The arch is part of a gate dating from Emperor Hadrian's time and was given its present name in the 16th century.
Marked by a relief sculpture above the door of a small Polish chapel at the junction with al-Wad Road, Station 3 is where Jesus fell for the first time under the weight of his cross.