Kotel Tunnels 311.
(photo credit: BiblePlaces.com)
excavations conducted 100 years earlier by Charles Wilson served as an example
and inspiration.The work was stopped in 1982 due to pressure by the
Foreign Ministry and Jerusalem Municipality, but was resumed in 1985 at the
initiative of Zevulun Hammer, the religious affairs minister at the time, who
appointed a committee to carry it out.