South Gate: The Forgotten Counterpart of Crater Pass

Opposite the prominent Crater Pass, at the other end of Crater, once lay a lesser-known but equally vital passage known as South Gate. This smaller pass complemented the main thoroughfare, offering an alternative route into and out of Crater. While it lacked the historical acclaim of Crater Pass, South Gate was essential in the daily dynamics of Aden, providing control over the eastern end of the town. Today, unlike the well-preserved and celebrated Crater Pass, no traces of South Gate remain. Its disappearance signifies the constant evolution of urban landscapes and the ephemeral nature of many historical structures. South Gate's absence in the modern layout of Aden is a poignant reminder of the city's ever-changing geography, where some paths remain etched in memory and history, while others fade into obscurity.