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The Western Wall Tunnels, Jerusalem

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First excavated by archeologists in 1864, The Western Wall Tunnels allow visitors access to an enclosed 485 m (1,591 ft) of the famous retaining wall that served as a support for King Herod's Second Temple expansion. The tunnels run underneath the buildings in Jerusalem's old town, lending insights into the architectural strategies and water collection technologies that enabled the temple's construction. The tunnels are quite narrow and dark; booking a guide beforehand or joining an ongoing tour is the only way to partake in the experience. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Jerusalem holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Western Wall Tunnels and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The archaeological discoveries that reveal the history of the temple and its preservation until today
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  • I am glad I did this tour but it was not as much to see as I expected. Too much talking sometimes and not enough reverent moments.  more »
  • It was awesome, I recommend it to everyone visiting Jerusalem and the Western Wall! Rev Walter Slaughter.... Israel For Life  more »