Room 45 – The “Chuldah Tunnels,” tunnels hidden under Temple Mount, mentioned in the Mishna

Exhibit 45a- Chuldah Tunnels Drawing. The Double and Triple Gates led into 300 foot long tunnels that surfaced on the Temple Mount. (See Rooms 32 & 33.) These accurate drawings were made in the late 19th century. This particular illustration shows the steps that lead from the end of the tunnel onto Har HaBayis.

Exhibit 45b- Chuldah Tunnels Drawing. These domes and the column are discussed in Room2 & 5.

Exhibit 45c- Chuldah Tunnels Drawing.

Exhibit 45d- Chuldah Tunnels Drawing.

Exhibit 45e- Chuldah Tunnels Drawing.

Exhibit 45f- Chuldah Tunnels Drawing.

Exhibit 45g- Chuldah Tunnels Photograph. This was the first photo ever take in the Chuldah tunnels. It was taken during the Wilson expedition of 1864.

Exhibit 45h- Chuldah Tunnels Photograph.

Exhibit 45i- Chuldah Tunnels Photograph.

Exhibit 45j- Chuldah Tunnels Photograph.

Exhibit 45k- Chuldah Tunnels Photograph.

Exhibit 45l- Chuldah Tunnels Photograph.

Exhibit 45m- Chuldah Tunnels Photograph.

Exhibit 45n- Chuldah Tunnels Photograph.

Exhibit 45o- Chuldah Tunnels Photograph. The sun shining over the Temple Mount streams into the Chuldah Tunnel.

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