Monday, March 7, 2011

Tunnel Tour below the Kotel (Western Wall)


Today's Western Wall (Kotel) is not the original place where the Jews at Temple times used to pray. The Kotel is one of the outer walls of the Second Temple but the Holy of Holies (Kodesh HaKedoshim) stood where now the Dome of the Rock is located.

The plaza in front of the Kotel is brandnew and when you want to walk on ancient stones, you either need to enter the OPHEL nearby or participate in the tunnel tours approx. 30m below the Kotel. 

The video shows the original shopping street outside the Second Temple which now is located underneath the Kotel Plaza.

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