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New Photos: Western Wall Tunnels

Kotel Heritage Fund shows the beauty of the Temple Mount tunnels.
By Arutz Sheva staff
First Publish: 1/10/2014, 2:38 PM

The Large Stone
The Large Stone
Kotel Heritage Fund
For no special reason (do you really need one?) the Kotel (Western Wall) Heritage Fund has released several beautiful photos of the tunnels that run under the Temple Mount, dating back thousands of years to the time of the First and Second Temples.

The Temple Mount is Judaism's holiest site and the location of the two Holy Temples of Jerusalem, the latter of which was destroyed by the Romans in 70CE. 

A stone arch that is part of the array of arches that supported a large stone bridge. The bridge connected the upper city (today's Jewish Quarter) and the Temple Mount during Second Temple times.

Part of a cross-shaped hall made of four rock arches. The hall served as a base for a Muslim structure that was located above it during Mameluk and Ottoman times.

A section of the Western Wall that was uncovered when the tunnels were unearthed.

"The Large Stone”: A huge stone foundation that was discovered in the hidden part of the Western Wall. It weighs close to 500 tons.

The remains of the market street that passed at the foot of the Western Wall during the Second Temple times. The street is cut off abruptly at this point – probably because of Herod's death.