The underground Jerusalem
January 9, 2014 13:47
In 1967, in the wake of the Six Day War, then-religious affairs minister Dr. Zerah Warhaftig decided to clear, excavate and expose the entire length of the Western Wall.
Kotel Tunnels 311.
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.