Room 47 – Lower Tunnels, secret tunnels underneath the “basement”

Exhibit 47a- Secret Tunnel. Below King Solomon’s Stables there are two levels of secret tunnels. No one knows why they were built. Possibly they were an emergency exit from the Bais HaMikdash.

Exhibit 47b- Niche. In the right wall of this tunnel there is a niche. Oil Lamps were placed there to illuminate these dark passageways.

Exhibit 47c- Oil Lamp.

Exhibit 47d- Secret Stairway. These steps led to a mikva below the level of the “stables.”

Exhibit 47e- Exit. The secret tunnels led to an exit under the Southern Wall of Har HaBayis.