One of the most visited archaeological sites in Jerusalem is also charged with emotion that has erupted in riot and bloodshed.
Known as the Western Wall Tunnel it runs under the old walled city and along the length of the western wall of what was once the Temple of Jerusalem.
Built by Herod the Great in 20 BC, the Temple itself was destroyed by the Romans in the year 70.
All that survived was the rock platform - the Temple Mount - on which the Temple was built and the massive retaining wall that supported the foundations of the building.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Archaeopolitics update Jerusalem's volatile archaeology