The Western Wall Tunnels are an underground system of manmade tunnels, entrances and passage ways in the Old City of Jerusalem, which pass under the buildings of the Muslim Quarter and serve as the continuation of the Western Wall. In order to reveal the continuation of the hidden wall, archeologists dug and exposed the full length of the Western Wall. In 1996 the tunnel opened into the Via Dolorosa Street which is in the Old Jerusalem’s Muslim Quarter. In the Western Wall Tunnels one can see the huge stones of the Western Wall, which King Herod the Great has planned. In one of these tunnels a huge stone has sunk and its weight is no less than 570 tons. In the Western Wall Tunnels the visitors pass underneath the houses of the Old City of Jerusalem and get to see the hidden sections of the Western Wall, a completely preserve Second Temple Period street, a tunnel form the time of the Hasmoneans (a ruling Jewish dynasty of Judea and the surrounding regions during the 2nd century BCE), the remains of a thousand years old synagogue and more. The walk underground itself and the proximity to the remains of the Jewish Temple are very much awe inspiring. The Western Wall Tunnels also pass near the Foundation Stone (Even HaShtiya), which is now located inside the Dome of the Rock, but is the holiest site in Judaism, the place of the Holy of Holies, where the Ark of the Covenant was kept in the Jewish Temple which stood there before, and the spiritual junction of heaven and Earth, from where the world was created.