Western Wall Tunnel

The Western Wall Tunnel is an underground tunnel exposing the full length of the Western Wall. The tunnel is adjacent to the Western Wall and is located under buildings of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. The modern day entrance to the Western Wall Tunnel from the Western Wall Plaza.
c. The Western Stone, biggest herodian ashlar stone of the wall is located north of Wilson's Arch. With an estimated weight of 517 tonnes (570 short tons), it is one of the largest building blocks in the world. To the south is the small Holy of Hollies room.
c. 130 CE The Memluk Hall from fourteenth century, turned in to a Jewish Education Center.
c. 130 CE Roman Theatre, eight meters below the Wilson's Arch, the structure may have served as an odeon or a bouleuterion (a city council), or even perhaps both. It is a small stage with seating for about 200 individuals, complete with an orchestral section. Never finished, it was probably built during the Bar Kokhba Revolt (c. 130-5 CE).
c. The Hall of Ages, it is about 7 meters in length and 4 to 5 in width, and is more than three thousand years old.
c. 2000 BCE Dubbed as "Sanhadrin Mikveh" due to its construct and proximity to the first century administrative center of the city, this was one of the largest mikvah ever discovered. It has 11 steps and was used by the multitude of Jews entering the Temple Mount near Wilson’s Arch or Warren’s Gate.
c. 2000 BCE Holy of Holies
c. 2000 BCE A relatively big cross shaped hall close to the Roman theatre recently converted in to a Synagogue.
Latest Update: June 24, 2018
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