When Experts Dug Beneath Jerusalem’s Holy Western Wall, They Found These Eerie Underground Chambers


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Students on a pre-army education program are working at an Israel Antiquities Authority archeological dig beneath Jerusalem’s iconic Western Wall and the adjoining plaza. They’re delving under a mosaic floor that was once part of a Byzantine building dating back 14 centuries. And what they find underground astonishes both them and the experts running the excavation.