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We've entered the Tunnels,
we've walked uder the Muslim quarter,
and now we're back at the hidden parts of the Western Wall
Looking at the Western Wall
we notice different kinds of construction
These are two different periods in the Western Wall.
Above us, these upper parts are Muslim renovation from 1400 years ago
but from here, all the way until the actual bedrock of the valley,
this is Jewish construction from 2000 years ago.
Notice at this beautiful frame
these stones are aligned, one near each other and one on top of the other
perfectly, symetrically, with no cement in between
to glue the stones together.
This is what we call dry construction
kind of like lego
and here, the largest stone found in the Temple Mount.
It's length is 54ft long, longer than a bus.
It's height - 12ft high - and it's depth inside - 14ft
almost 600 tons, equivalent to almost 200 elephants.
and in a modern scale, 2 747 jumbo jets
with the people, and the luggage, after shopping in Israel - that's heavy!
and the big quiestion is - how?
How did someone carve a stone like this?
How did they roll it here? How did they lift it so high up?
And how did they place it so neatly?
Archaeologists, mathemeticians, physicists today do not know
how, with the lack of technology, they were able to move something so big.
Call it a mystery
In the year 70, when Titus destroys the Temple,
his soldiers are standing above our heads and pushing stones down
from the Western Wall, stone after stone, row after row
until they get to the biggest stone.
They start carving into the stone. Notice you can see the bottom frame
of the stone, but where's the upper frame?
It's gone. It was destroyed by the Romans.
Luckily for us, instead of them breaking the stone, eventually
the stone broke them
leaving us a beautiful 2000 year old testimony.