The Core Excavations

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The Core Excavations


Unique finds from the various eras of Jerusalem’s history


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The Core Excavations


Unique finds from the various eras of Jerusalem’s history


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For individuals

To register online using a credit card

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For organized groups

To complete a form for scheduling a tour

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The Core Excavations


Unique finds from the various eras of Jerusalem’s history


Book a Tour

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Order Tour

For individuals

To register online using a credit card

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For organized groups

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Important notice

Due to construction work at Beit Strauss, the Mivke will be closed.
Please follow visitor information for a notice on reopening.
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The Core Excavations

A new excavation site termed the Core excavations that opened to the general public in 2013 is located to the west of the Western Wall Plaza, below ground level and between the houses of the Jewish Quarter and the Plaza. The site contains unique archeological findings from many periods of Jerusalem’s 3,000 years of existence, and evidence of Jewish settlement and government from the First Temple, 2,700 years ago. During 2005, as part of a wider plan to improve services to visitors to the Western Wall, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation initiated the construction of a building – The Western Wall Heritage Center - that will house offices, lecture rooms, an auditorium and more. During preparation work for the site, early findings required a halt in construction and the commencement of a comprehensive excavation project which led to the finding of unique remnants that shed light on different periods in Jerusalem. Both the future building and these excavations which are of tremendous national and scientific significance are thanks to the generous support of Mr. Mortimer Zuckerman.

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Hours of Operation

Sunday - Thursday: 7am until late at night
Friday: 7am - 12pm (during Daylight Savings Time until 1pm)
Saturday Evening: Based on reservations

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The Western Wall Heritage Foundation’s call center for booking tours to the Western Wall sites and around Jerusalem is open Sunday-Thursday 8:30am - 7pm
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Call: 972-2-627-1333

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Tours in Jerusalem and at the Western Wall Tourist Sites

Tour with us in ancient and modern Jerusalem and get to know this magical and fascinating city that always has something new and surprising to see. Experience thousands of years of history coming alive above and below ground.

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Western Wall Sites

The Western Wall Plaza is home to some of the most interesting historical tourist sites in the world, which offer a unique perspective on the genealogy of the Jewish people and the history of Jerusalem. We invite you to visit the sites and enjoy an empowering and unforgettable experience.